by Rachel Hoyt
Change is a trepidatious thing
without beauty to remind
that inside all are hidden wings
which fear and ignorance bind
our segments slide
low and slow but onward,
near the soul's scabbard and sword.
Every butterfly which breaks
out of the tough cocoon
reminds us of beauty which wakes
when we brave our own tune.
Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
It wasn't a big surprise to me
that most people would pay to continue to see
monarch butterflies flying, happy -
reminders of how beautiful we can be.