Butterfly

The butterfly struggled

Within its pupa.

She writhed, agonising to express,

Alternated, with hopes

Of freedom.

She was, unconscious

All the time,

Of externalities,

Of how the world could change,

How it might also

Close in,

Upon her.

She writhed within her shell

Metamorphosing slowly

Her shape, her colours, her mind –

Dreaming of the flight

She would take

Like Icarus’ father

Or Joyce’s Daedalus

One day, imminently.

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