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Lauren McBride


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In my garden
the chrysalis --
—
translucent, orange.
And me watching,                         
waiting for the moment
the monarch will emerge.
Then —-- in a blink,
a newborn adult
testing its wings.
 
In my arms
the children --
—
transforming, maturing,
emerging as adults.
Then
—-- in a blink,
entire lifetimes flash
      
the moment
each takes flight --—               
independent too soon.

© by Lauren McBride.
Used with the author’'s permission.

 


Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for various awards, her work has appeared internationally in speculative and mainstream publications for adults and young adults. She is the author of a poetry collection for teens, Aliens, Magic, and Monsters (Hiraeth, 2023). Lauren lives in Texas and enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for U.S. troops.

 

 

 


Post New Comment:
Shoshauna Shy:
Yes, too soon! I miss my kids being at home!
Posted 03/30/2016 03:50 PM
rhonasheridan:
Delightful. It's a great experience to have butterflies!
Posted 03/30/2016 06:05 AM
Newf:
Very well written. This is beautiful and a reminder to,enjoy all the stages of you children. I'm now watching great-grand children grow. A wonderful experience.
Posted 03/29/2016 09:12 AM
Jancan:
This is a lovely, touching comparison. I really enjoyed it. Janice
Posted 03/29/2016 08:45 AM
plgoodman:
A perfect revelation to contemplate at the threshold of spring. Lovely and well done.
Posted 03/29/2016 07:11 AM
laurasalas:
This is lovely! And with one daughter getting married this year, and another living overseas for a couple of years, I marvel at their flight, thrilled with their independence, but also astonished by how quickly it's all gone. Beautiful, Lauren!
Posted 03/29/2016 05:52 AM


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