Pupae

DSC_0016_6

Please hold me.

This figure that resembles a woman now,

Some 15 years too late,

Is that of a frightened nestling.

Escaping the memories,

Where angular fulcra,

Threatened to splinter under your palm.

~

Please show me.

How the other girls took their new shadows,

Fresh from the chrysalis

And molded them into,

Something less tacky,

Less vulnerable.

Less ink-shaken.

How they trusted themselves not to shatter or sublime,

Under their own breath.

.

(c) Accidental Tentacles 2017

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s