Our Frail Existence

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Unravelling the mystery of our frail existence
 The erasure of one self
 and the creation of another,
 A spectral glimpse of something
 not yet quite a scene,
A yearning for the commonplace
 to bloom into the sublime,
As the caterpillar
 to the beautiful butterfly.
Freely flitting in a field of yellow
 in absence of all we are bound by.
Shapes assembling – then dissolving
 into visions of roads
 we’ve yet to travel.
What cannot be seen
Will eventually define us,
And we will be pleased
Unravelling the mystery of our frail existence.
© 2012 DiAnne Ebejer
(also written as “The Butterfly Effect” for Plum Tree Books Butterfly Effect Project)
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About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at dianneebejer.wordpress.com. I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" diannesthingsat.wordpress.com used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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11 Responses to Our Frail Existence

  1. Lovely piece, DiAnne. We all have our frail moments, chinks in the armor.

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  2. Hi Karen and thanks so much for your comments. Yes indeed we do! 🙂

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  3. And thank you DiAnne for allowing us to publish this poem in The Butterfly Effect. A wonderful poem,

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  4. The pleasure was all mine Niamh. It is a wonderful publication that I’m proud to be included in!

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  5. I like that it really has soul.

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  6. tolbert says:

    beautiful…like the butterfly.

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