The Corporate Swallowtail (Butterfly Cinquain)

to spread my wings
and fly free from this place--
to release my mind from this toil.
My soul
longs to shine, to be seen and heard.
Bound by expectation,
my heart sighs deep
and weeps.

Note: A butterfly cinquain is a poem comprised of 9 lines with a syllable structure of: 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2.


Andrea Dawn said...

My first exposure to a butterfly cinquain . . . and I am delighted to meet its acquaintance. Lovely as always,Lettie.

Letitia said...

Thank you Andrea. It's nice to stumble upon "new" forms to play with now and then. I'm glad you liked it. :)

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