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I want to lose myself inside myself

for once, a cocoon

wrapped in my own knit layers

 

it will be my choosing

as well as the seasons

that determines when I come out

 

I wonder about breathing though

the impossibility of, yet longing for,

this complete stillness

 

will I emerge winged, changed

in unrecognizable form to others

in complete recognition of myself

 

I look in a mirror and see antennae

delicate wings, proboscis, I swear

even before this imagined cocooning

 

© 2012, Sarah Joy Hadler. All rights reserved.

Sarah Joy Hadler (7 Posts)


2 Comments

  1. If you believe it you can be it. :) Lovely piece here.

  2. Shades of Franz Kafka! Your poetry reads beautifully, it flows, and it’s masterfully constructed. May you write many more and share them here!

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