Out of My Shell

If this all seems


it’s because

it was written

in a dream.


in snail shells,

before they went out

and became slugs.

Coming out of your shell

doesn’t always mean

that you’ll be beautiful.

Butterfly wings

are not for everyone

and metamorphosis

is highly overrated;

rare as a gracious favor.

More of us

leave slime trails

than cause hurricanes.


HG – 2017

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