K(illed) a Butterfly

The thing I like about collaborations is being able to come up with something so fluid that you can’t tell it was written by different people. 🙂

Today’s post is a collaboration between Nortina and I. This isn’t the first time we’ve written something together, so when she reached out to me and asked if we could do this again I didn’t even hesitate.You can check out Blurred Reality and Above The Ocean Breeze also written by Nortina and I.

I’ve also collaborated with other awesome writers which you can read here and here.


Broken wings
Shattered dreams
Time aloof
Time away

I spy
Abandoned Cocoons
Scattered in disarray
On abandoned tree leaves

Winter’s come
Early this season
Breath caught
On a cloud
Words that never
Passed my lips
Reached your ears
Pirouette overhead
In the breezy chill

Heart beats–
flutters. Stops–
cold. And I burrow
Myself deep
In the earth
With those who
Hibernate

If I dig deeper
Will I just burrow
Further into the earth
Or will I circle round
And find myself in the skies
Broken wings
Shattered dreams
Time aloof
Time away

I find myself
Inside myself
Walking paths
Yet unfinished

I am kept warm
By thoughts unspoken
Topsy turvy

Like the hungry caterpillar
who ate himself into a shell
and emerged a butterfly
soaring above
in search of death and life,
and love.


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5 Comments Add yours

  1. nvsubbaraman says:

    Butterfly poor
    Object of children’s play-sour
    Gets wings pulled and broken
    Knows its destiny!
    In God’s creation
    Beautiful yet pitiable!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. dornahainds says:

    So Awesomely Beautiful. 😎😎😎🥀🥀🥀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Collaboration rests on the essense of shared understanding between people. I am sure that has come through quite beautiful in the poem. That is wonderful. Cheers.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Amina says:

      I totally agree with having a shared understanding. Thank you for reading 🙂

      Like

  4. nvsubbaraman says:

    Shall we make an attempt?.

    Like

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