erin!

United States

叶安灵 // 16, 2022 // she-her-hers
hey hey
eritiserint on prose.

Message to Readers

inspired by butterflies and acne

metamorphosis in short

January 19, 2021

FREE WRITING

8

with every change the light is mine
speckles of grace flash in the cracks
of parting skin
a new religion says its vow
new course in life breaks free
unhoused.

small dangers in shadows
how east meets the north
as famous figures taunt the young
hold hands with bleach-bathed truth.

home is a broken shell,
unsent texts vanish from the fold
as a smile sets into one’s jaw.
in time wounds turn grey
rivers evaporate and
mighty pain becomes a dull thought
in old age.

you emerge a brighter gaze
moulted past behind you
bristled paradise ahead
and you don’t miss your toxins
you take flight, face the living.

Print

See History
  • January 19, 2021 - 3:38pm (Now Viewing)

Login or Signup to provide a comment.

2 Comments
  • Anne Blackwood

    "inspired by butterflies and acne"
    Of course you were able to turn such commonplace things into something so existential and intriguing.


    about 2 months ago
  • Zinniav

    "speckles of grace flash in the cracks/of parting skin/ a new religion says its vow" - Gorgeous


    about 2 months ago