I hid myself away
In a covering of silk
So soft, so warm, so peaceful
I slip inside myself
Only to realise
I don’t know who I was
Or who I’m meant to be
It’s easy to lose myself
In the cocoon of familiarity
My body breaks down
And rearranges itself
In deep discomfort
Who am I becoming?
Why does it hurt?
Where is the light?
Do I have to break myself down?
Before I can be rebuilt anew?
My tangled limbs thrash against the walls
My body quivers like a new-born
I kick out and the light streams in
I’ve broken through, my leg dangling
I push again to pull myself out
Gasping for air as I shiver
I climb atop the chrysalis
Breath caught in my lungs
Overcome by the fresh air
I pause to see my body transformed
I had to be broken into a thousand pieces
Before I could put myself back together
I’ll never go back to who I was before
I hope I’ll stay this way forever
Written by Miss Wren