Saturday, April 11, 2020

Chrysalis in Waiting

Photo by Alexander Krivitskiy on Unsplash
your skin
so smooth, unfurrowed
your eyes bovine beautiful
matt glazed with infantile expectation
your mouth slightly parted ready
for a congratulatory kiss for just being
your head always angled slightly up
as if your sustenance came from air
you live in a cocoon
weaved for you by
your guardian angel
a calf coddled
and fatted for sacrifice
at the alter of time.

© 2019 Padmavani Karkera

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