I was a pupa

I was a pupa
Inside a cocoon
A fluffy, light ,all encompassing nest
Woven together with friends and loved ones and music and art and hope and wonder

I was a hatchling in fumble flight
Slinging friends and loved ones and hope and wonder across the sky

I was a butterfly pinned to cardboard
Only I knew I was alive
When I beat my wings slowly against the darkness

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All these things

These things that flow into my heart
like blood
Like snakes and sunlight sliding in under the front door

I see their shapes in the sky
I feel them rumble beneath my feet
I hear them whisper my name
I taste their bitter jealousies

All these things

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