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The Cyan of a Ulysses Butterfly

And the quietness of your voice

By Poppy the PoetPublished 16 days ago Updated 16 days ago 1 min read
The Cyan of a Ulysses Butterfly
Photo by Maurits Bausenhart on Unsplash

I could never

Figure out if

Your eyes were

The cyan of

A Ulysses butterfly

Or the cerulean

Of forget-me-nots


I never knew if you

Smelt like rosewood

Or sandalwood but

You reminded me of

Petrichor and the

Feeling of safety that it

Is always accompanied by


Your voice had the

Quietness of never

Being heard and so

I listened to you like

You were the orchestra

Onboard the titanic


I still can’t figure out

If your smile is soft

Like the petals of

A blooming flower

Or sad like the songs

In a death scene


You laugh like

You want to be happy

And I write as if

I want you to be mine


I could never figure out

If loving you was

Pouring salt on my wounds

Or sewing them closed


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  • Deirdre St. Croix10 days ago

    This just gives you all the feels!

  • Holly Pheni12 days ago

    The opening line is everything! Wow! And the rest lives up to the first! Congratulations!

  • Rasheek Rasool12 days ago

    Realy Enjoyable

  • Very thoughtful and fills your senses…ty

  • Madison Newton13 days ago

    Really enjoyed it, well done!

  • Ahna Lewis15 days ago

    Beautiful! Each stanza was mesmerizing. I like the progression of sight, smell, sound, and touch in the first few stanzas.

  • Beautiful... Outstanding work!!!

  • Stephanie Ginger15 days ago

    I love this Poppy; the raw pain amidst the beauty. Well done!

  • Dana Stewart16 days ago

    Love the melancholy tone, the contrast emotion of love really leaps off the screen. Great work!

  • C. H. Richard16 days ago

    Beautiful ❤️ The last two lines captivating ❤️ Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Kelly Robertson16 days ago

    Wow this is amazing! I loved all of the comparisons but my favorite by far was the end. Well done!

  • Heather Hubler16 days ago

    Oh goodness, I loved this Poppy. I loved the comparisons and the contrasts. I especially liked the lines about sounding the like choir on the titanic. This was honest and emotional. Bravo :) Congratulations on Top Story!!!

  • Simply sublime. I did have to look up "Petrichor", and then was like "oh yeah." All of your wording is perfect to convey the feelings being expressed. Loved it. Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • 💙🦋✨💯🎉

  • Cathy holmes16 days ago

    This is absolutely beautiful. Congrats on the Top Story.

  • Visceral - intensely deep are the words when a soul speaks. Thank you for sharing

  • Amir Hossain16 days ago

    Excellent ❤️

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  • Those last few lines are so raw. Excellent Hearted. Congratulations on top story!!

  • Donna Renee16 days ago

    This was so yearning and beautifully written. Loved the word choices you made throughout!

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