Familiar Flutters

Familiar Flutters


Outbursts of butterflies float from the pit of my

stomach to the rifts of my ribs in a sweet explosion.

Though this belly of love has been their home for

many years, they have grown accustomed to my

transparent frame and refuse to leave—not that

I want them to go. I have also grown accustomed

to the fluttering wings that tingle against the chasms

of my body as I stare at your face. Though I wonder

why they haven’t flown away to the young hearts of

new love, I welcome them with open arms because

no residence could provide more warmth or affection

than the place they call home.


  1. Beautiful

  2. thenerdyscribe

    Very beautiful! 🙂

  3. “my

    transparent frame” “sweet explosion” – super.

  4. these are definitely the good butterflies. i’d also like to add that even though it’s an internal feel, butterflies are actually a sign of good luck in Native American culture and that can be good for *L* word and other things as well. very nice piece and here it could be that you yourself are good luck as well.

  5. Love this. 🙂

  6. Lead Our Lives

    Your words are beautiful and inspire a deep resonance that reminds me of days past, that I know will occur again. Thank you for opening your heart and offering such beauty. I am nominating you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Keep writing and expressing your open heart. http://leadourlives.com/2013/02/16/inspiring-blogger-award-wow/

    • Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoy my writing 🙂

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