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by D. Savannah George

I can imagine
that turning into
a butterfly

Not so much
the cocooning --
the wrapping
yourself up
in a warm dark place --

But waking,
blinking and disoriented,
in a different state --
every fundamental
thing about you
transformed --


the struggle
to be released
from where you put

The unfolding
of new, damp wings.

The flexing
of muscles
you didn't know
you had.

But Oh!

The glory
of that first flight --

bird song in your ears
sun in your face

the horizon

vast and welcoming.

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