Advice for a Chrysalis

Datura Bud
You have to melt first.

You have to become
And strange
And vulnerable
And in between.

But look,
You’ve got a foothold
And some shelter,
And there’s really no going back
To a too-tight skin,
As well as it served you
For a time.

And I know
Your tender and creative dissolution
Can feel
Like your undoing.

But hey,
You’ve got this,
You Queen becoming.
Already your shimmering cloak of jade appears,
Your crown of golden stars.

©2016 Suzannah Ferron, MA, LMFT. All rights reserved.