Drift Away

Eagle eye, piercing

Locked with deadly precision

On your voiceless child

 

An eternity wasted

With her pinned like a specimen

On a cold steel table

 

Picked at and prodded

With stern disappointment

This one was not enough

 

Broken spirit

And a distorted body

Without the strength to bloom

 

But then she blossomed differently

With unexpected colors

And flew away

 

Your eagle eye is clouding now

Lacking sharpness

Losing its place

 

The past is fading

And the specimen looks back

As your mind floats into darkness

 

Time seems shorter now

But can this butterfly learn to love you

Before you drift away?

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