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Without Hope for a Future
10/29/2020

Without Hope for a Future

I once watched a caterpillar.

A struggle to be what it apparently didn't even want to be.

A thousand legs all haphazardly marching towards a collection of tomorrow's.

I captured a butterfly in a Mason jar.

A vibrantly illustrated creature trapped by walls it couldn’t see.

A beautiful thing, seemingly painted by a God too busy to finish His masterpiece.

I was appalled at how quickly wings fail to flutter,

When wind within is insufficient.

Such beauty meandering aimlessly at the bottom of a Mason jar.

I struggled to help him find his way to liberty.

But was halted by a sudden fear.

A thousand butterflies, reflected off of shattered glass, on the floor of a broken heart.

 

Damien A. Collins

 

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