the second before a metamorphosis

The protective veil is gone
I felt it leave
            fierce it tore,
like a commanding lover
burning violet flames in his core
I could do nothing to stop the veil
from slipping
                      away

only a second to say farewell
            to all I’d clung to
                  to all I’d known

only a second to prepare for
            what I might
                 become

not afraid
            I stood
                  ready

to feel the blaze of a thousand emotional infernos
exploding within me when the second was done
overwhelming my senses with the promise of more to come

one hundred lifetimes contained in that second
those lifetimes, I cannot recollect
but my soul knows

my soul knows
those lifetimes have prepared me
for the profound transformation
that, with an explosion
            of every emotion,
                 did come

Thank you for visiting! Be well. 💗 Michele

A special addition: Artist Anne Fisher created a wonderful post in my honor, well in honor of one of my favorite foods: Pumpkin Curry. I enjoy her artistic work. Check it out!

Music note: I love a dreamy tune that I can float my thoughts and limbs to. 💃🏻 Sometimes I need to turn it up a notch or two. 🎸Sometimes, songs, and women, need to be fierce. I would love to hear this song remade by a powerful female voice. I will get right on it! 😁

my images, Salano Beach, California

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60 thoughts on “the second before a metamorphosis

    1. Dawn

      You got me at this line: “ one hundred lifetimes contained in that second”. I’ve had seconds that could be described in exactly the same way. Well written Michelle. Just lovely.

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    1. That’s quite a reaction to my poetry. A fabulous one! 😁 Like most poets, it is often the heightened experiences in life that inspire me and move me to write poetry. Learning that comes through for you is excellent feedback for me. Thank you, Art, for reading and sharing your experience. 🙏🏻

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    1. It truly is, on many levels, and with many life situations. Your description of the reward is encouraging. Embrace, not fight it! I am deeply touched by your comment and your interaction with my poem. Thank you.

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    1. Ooh, I love that! Thanks so much, Layla. 💗 The lines are so simple, but they immediately spoke to me to. I wrote them once, then thought… I think I will leave these be. ✨ btw I have your most recent post open with plans of finishing the second part (link) over the weekend. So proud of you!

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  1. Loved this awesome poem Michele, especially this part:
    “to feel the blaze of a thousand emotional infernos
    exploding within me when the second was done
    overwhelming my senses with the promise of more to come”

    You rock girlfriend. Also, I love the spotlight Anne Fisher interpreted for your “Pumpkin Curry.” 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 How delightful!!! 🎃

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    1. You are delightful! Thank you, my Maven of Motivation, for sharing your thoughts on my posts – yesterday for you, this morning for me. 😆 This was a powerful one that took over my pen! 💖 The pumpkin curry post was a pleasant surprise. Thanks for mentioning! 🤗

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