It lies not in the belief
that you’re a butterfly

Therein lies the dusted
iridescence of insanity

Nor in the misguided
extolments of strangers

Therein lies the birth
of a disfigured maggot

Potential lies only in
one’s ability to exceed it

Most will never soar
amidst the kaleidoscope

art: butterfly by Peterio

Published by a.d.matthias

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17 thoughts on “Potential

  1. Hello there! I read this the first time and immediately thought, “wow!” I had to read it a second time. Your word choices are so clever and I love how you constructed this poem. Thank you for the great share!! 🙂 ~Kelsey

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