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Read Poems by Kathleen Kroll

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The Wonder of Birth in Parallel Universes

The brittle chrysalis,
green and hard
as a milkweed pod,
hides nature’s pupa
in cottony softness.
Wrinkled and wet,
a winged jewel emerges.

Mother’s birth sac splits.
Baptismal waters
Spill her babe’s
Soft flesh, fully formed 
Onto linen’s
Glaring whiteness.

Sunshine dries 
The butterfly’s
Gossamer wings.
Its silky whiteness
shimmers transparently
Against the opaque sun.

A newborn squalls.
Tiny fingers
Curl in a tight ball.
Each digit is a 
Prayer bead
Chanting its presence.

Wings and fingers
Antennae and toes
Displace space that
Minutes before was
Unknown, unclaimed.

Copyright © Kathleen Kroll | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 9/1/2017 6:58:00 PM

    wow awesome,,,,well penned Kath love the rhythm and d vivid imagery u displaced in this. Big kudos to you
  1. Date: 8/24/2017 4:55:00 PM

    Hello Kathleen, I was intrigued by the title and now I am intrigued by your poem. Its is a very clever write, a parallel universe so different, yet so alike, thank you for sharing your poem, kind regards, Kevin
  1. Date: 8/24/2017 2:27:00 PM

    Wonderful! :)
  1. Date: 8/24/2017 11:45:00 AM

    Indeed... only in the parallel universe...
  1. Date: 8/24/2017 11:45:00 AM

    Indeed... only in the parallel universe...
  1. Date: 8/24/2017 8:59:00 AM

    your poem shows an astute awareness of life and its mysteries, both are fragile in their being... dear poet

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