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María Cristina Hanging Chrysalis

What would I do
for a smidgeon
of your rebellion María?
As a woman to trust
the halo of your intuition
I know you know
courage plummets
easily from cliffs of doubt
both imposed and self harvested—
How to make manifest
what the mind knows
but the eye cannot yet see?
How to pluck Hope 
from the terraced gardens
where it grows?
I think about the nature of change
the transfiguration from grain to woman
the audacity of salt to embolden water into ocean
the urge to break free

Credit


From Killing Marías: A Poem for Multiple Voices (Two Sylvias Press, 2017). Copyright © 2016 by Claudia Castro Luna. Used with the permission of the poet.

Author


Claudia Castro Luna

Claudia Castro Luna 

Date Published: 2017-10-11

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/maria-cristina-hanging-chrysalis