Metamorphosis

Unexpected,
uninvited she comes
binding tight
    in burial clothes.
Left to hang
     to rot
     to die.
Why?

But no–
death wraps crack.
Tight folded wings
     shimmering color,
legs long, and few
     emerge.
The beautiful caterpillar
     gone. And now who?

Am I to fly?

new_butterfly

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Kaleidoscope

There is this beautiful deep down
         that is real
            whole
            beautiful
    like the kaleidoscope

you have broken parts
          raw edges
          needs
            of stays,
            stability

Quaking, shifting, shaking
    deep down
      who are you
      this shape emerging
      new
    yet always there

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