what of this shell,
this shroud,
this cocoon, fragile,
familiar,

now untethered,
released,
hearts kicked to the ground,
soaring into gay, abandoned flight,

surfing a silverlined cloud,
unshackled, wings spread wide,

these endless skies ahead,
afloat, away, beckoning,
welcoming,
surfacing from the cesspool of tears shed, bled,
cried,

taken, tugged gently,
away from the freshly moulted:

free,
to surf the cottonwool tide,

free,
to flee, another hide.

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