Poetry Thursday. Ch..ch..ch..ch....changes
Poetry Thursday have moved to their new site here. You have to check it out! The theme this week is Changes - being that there have been such changes in Poetry Thursday... and so on. For the past few weeks, I've taken the theme and dashed a 'top of the head' poem, a beginning, and I'm not sure whether it's laziness or bravery that has made me do that, posting something that in my notebook would be just a start, a jotting, but there is a sense of freedom in willingness to do that. In time to come, perhaps these pieces will become something else, but for now, here are my
Notes towards a poem on Changes
Out of the seed, the case, the shell,
out of the pupa, larva, chrysalis:
comes the bud, the sprout;
an emerging damp creature,
shaking sticky wings.
Unreeling bright petals
into the sunlight.
Out of the carapace of denial,
out of the place of ‘fine’,
out of the safety that is not safe,
out of the hiding-place that is open
to the world, she emerges.
Change’s necessary time is past,
time waiting in the cold,
time waiting for the flame that will burst
allow the beginnings of new growth,
the stretching of fragile wings.
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