ChrysalisWood Painting: Jeff Soto

I wanted

To be extraordinary,

Instead a palindrome.

Viewed from above or below

An implacable diamond




I extricate

My hands


A sparkling cuirass

Butterflies and larvae


As if

The flame within

Were too blue

To cradle whimsy


My fingernails

Obsidian moons

Lamenting departure

The chrysalis

Of youth unpinned


16 thoughts on “Diamond

  1. Wow, this works either as the voice of a real diamond, or as the voice of someone who can relate to the nature of a diamond – either way it’s fabulous!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. the chrysalyst of youth unpinned….wow…what a closing line…
    i think often we miss our own extraordinariness — we lose much of it in comparison
    always thinking someone has much more beauty or talent…

  3. i love when i read word collaborations i know
    my pen would never write, could never write,
    like those that are scattered in this poem,
    like this passage;

    As if
    The flame within
    Were too blue
    To cradle whimsy

    just WOW!

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