Before my wandering ways take me back to my Top 10 list of poems, I have resolved to share a new poem. I recently wrote this poem in the style of an unfinished poetry project that I started before I began writing my novel. I suppose my subconscious is wanting me to finish what I began. Indeed, the river of time does circle back around from time to time. Instead of letting it perpetually bob up and down in an eddy in my mind, I release it to you.
COVID CHRYSALIS primordial skin surrounds covid chrysalis pulsating heart squeezed within old ways dissolving slowly away sprouting bubbles new normal time warps bending together night and day day and night new normal shrouded reality chrysalis cracks exposing the metamorphosis emerging wings shrinking shell shimmering sun glistening new body nascent beginning a fading memory fluttering flight a leap away by Cody McCullough