Six ways to be a butterfly
Land gently and linger among the marigolds and asters, snapdragons and lavenders, daylilies and sunflowers. These buffet of flowers are yours to savor.
So don’t settle.
Strut. Twirl in eddies because you know everyone is watching.
Flit between sunbeams. Let light filter through your splendor.
You are beauty.
Be careful where you rouse your wings. You are power, rippling exponentially.
A creator of hurricanes, you change the world.
Emerge backwards into your cocoon. Disassemble each scale in your wings and strip.
Be cozy. Stay cozy. Invent cozy if you want to know it intimately.
Love your furry plumpness. Caterpillar, you are child again.
Unfurl yourself. Let them see you. Let them see your whole self.
Then fly away. Follow the tail end of summer with your brethren.
Let the wind guide you.
The sky is home.
Never be one thing. You are a child that flies. You are an adult that never leaves home. You are the essence of metamorphosis. You survive for sanctuary.
You die to live.