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The Snapper and My Confidence

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By Hannah E. AaronPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
The Snapper and My Confidence
Photo by Yaroslav Muzychenko on Unsplash

Do you know? I don't think of you,

In the moments I remember you,

So much as a person anymore. You've

Transformed. Not from a dragonfly nymph,

Readily-pincered, only to become beautiful

As an adult. Winged, still dangerously predatorial, but now

Convincing of a more palatable, presentable, flitting image.

This is not you. You are an alligator snapping turtle

In the water, sinking under new memories but expectantly open-mouthed,

Offering your tongue-turned-worm to catch my attention and my

Nascent freedom from you in your jaws again.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Hannah E. Aaron

Hello! I'm mostly a writer of fiction and poetry that tend to involve nature, family, and the idea of growth at the moment. Otherwise, I'm a reader, crafter, and full-time procrastinator!

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  • MT Poetry4 months ago

    The imagery you use to describe the transformation of the person is both captivating and unsettling. It's a powerful piece that leaves a lasting impression. Well done!💕🥰👏

  • This was so relatable! I've been unfortunate to have met and been with a alligator snapping turtle. So sorry you've experienced it too. I loved your acrostic! Subscribed to you as well!

  • I’m curious. Who is the alligator? Is your first part of your poem an attempt to transform the alligator? What does the first part of the poem represent? Should there be a bigger dance between your sentiments and the alligator’s jaws?

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    This is excellent. Spot-on. ❤

  • Awesome Piece📝✨❤️Congratulations on your Top Story🎉✨🎯💯

  • sleepy drafts4 months ago

    Wow! This is so stunning with so many layers. I found myself reading this poem over again just for the joy of soaking it all up. ❤️ Your language is beautiful, poetic, and evocative. Simply gorgeous work. Congratulations on your Top Story, and good luck in the challenge!

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story. Well done.

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