Treasure Island

Leaking Pen

(Wellington, New Zealand)

Butterflies


The stage is set
The risers placed
Rehearsals done
Butterflies should be in bed

But no! Oh no!
Stubborn like hunger
They float in my stomach
Give me the chill
Freeze my will
Make me ill

Fly away butterflies
Where your hearts belong
Out there in nature's garden
Why shelter in the darkness of my stomach?

Leave me alone
I have my own concerns
Don't need more wings
Fluttering my fears

The breath of life
'Breathe, breathe, breathe, ' I am told
Expand your lungs
Cast away all butterflies

I will perform well
Walk on stage
Stride in my walk
To the grand piano
Face all these faces
Why are they staring at me?
Oh I forgot to chase away the last butterfly
Tinting my gift to panic

Away! Away I breathe you away
Last butterfly from my loins
I am free to face fear without fear
My house clear from all fears

Butterflies I pin you to this page
Reminder never to fear from within
You belong out there in nature
I embrace you and celebrate your gift
The gift of giving pleasure
Pollinating life itself
I do not fear my nature anymore
I see you; The yoga of my breath

November 23,2012
Copyright Leaking Pen 2012

Submitted: Friday, November 23, 2012
Edited: Thursday, July 17, 2014

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