This short story was a winning entry for July's challenge in a Finnish comic book forum. The challenge's theme was "bars" (as in prison) but for this English translation I thought "the cage" worked better. The story was done when I was completely run out of A3-sized art papers I usually draw on and almost all my felt tips had dried out. Still I wanted to enter the challenge so I took an A5-sized sketch book and drew the comic with half-dried pens. I think that served the story which is based on a poem my mother wrote in 1980's. I wanted to keep the comic completely hand-drawn so I even lettered it by hand. Sorry for my poor handwriting!