For Sophia

Butterfly Vulnerable

Red Admiral: 12 June 2017

I discarded riches, discarded clothes
Discarded flesh from off my bones
To take the step incomparable
To stand before you,

Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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21 Responses to For Sophia

  1. Jen Goldie says:


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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Such a beautiful butterfly. I read it returns to you in May and is very people-friendly. Is there a story here? πŸ™‚

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  3. Brian Bixby says:

    So are you working on the level of metaphor, or has this risen to allegory?

    I hope not the level of alligators, for one of them would destroy this butterfly in a moment.


  4. That Sophia is hardcore! Lovely poem!

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  5. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    Such a proud butterfly, the red is striking. Beautiful poem.πŸ™‚


  6. Dale says:

    I somehow missed this one…
    That is a definite show of vulnerability…

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