Monarch

Destined for adversity,
her crimson wings
burn wildly as she takes flight.
She takes to the sky
in her coal-colored dress—
turning flaws to ash,
freeing herself from the tears
that try to extinguish her.

Most have tried to
tame her flame,
only adding to its inferno.
And like a butterfly,
she’s admired
when she passes by—
scorching hearts and minds,
advocating change in our lives.

Image from Pinterest

Her Masterpiece

Art by: Yuumei

Quietly,

brush in hand,

she creates the image of the world she sees.

Buckets of emotions—

love,

pain,

sorrow, and

regret,

her knowledge and experience

evident in every stroke.

Expression through imagery and color

is a masterpiece in its own right,

hidden within

the depths of her soul

for no one to see but her.