Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Rookie (11/26/1971 / New York)

Butterfly Transformation - Poem by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

I saw you in the clouds today
you were a white
over my gray
like a butterfly wing poised
longing had threatened to overtake me
and your sight appeased
saving me, yet again
I wanted to touch you
the color of pure
but I was afraid my ink hands
would mar your beauty
so I watched instead
this butterfly, this bird
a heart, a soul
transformed from me to you

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 2, 2005

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