meet me half way

by Matthew Sharp

you're as mean as a butterfly
flapping its chilling blades

im so lucky to have you landing on me

im happy enough to walk in traffic

i can accomplish anything
with one less limb

a mannerism becoming an appendage

a placebo to drag me back
to start again.
eyeing myself never removed too far
the thoughtless shadow i mock you with
your flashlight in the sun
can burn
meet me half way


Author's Note:

Posted on 09/11/2007
Copyright © 2021 Matthew Sharp

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 09/11/07 at 12:05 PM

This has a surprise, right from the start. A stunning description of and directly spoken to-a "butterfly"! "mean as a butterfly flapping its chilling blades"... quite the original sentiment! Excellent. Love the directness, the single lines the self-view, the "flashlight in the sun", and the last line echoing the title. a favorite.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 09/11/07 at 02:23 PM

Which is not mean at all.

Posted by Ava Blu on 09/11/07 at 11:23 PM

i will.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/14/16 at 06:57 PM

Loved "a mannerism becoming an appendage". I'm glad I got to read this POTD! Thanks.

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