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When I saw you

A poem about rejoicing and affection

By Bri CraigPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in From Across the Room Challenge
When I saw you
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When I saw you


My eyelashes fluttered off of my face

and joined the soft summer breeze

carrying my breath, or maybe, my words.

And the cocoon cracked across my cheek,

shell sloughing down my neck and leaving

new skin exposed to the elements.

Metamorphosis in a moment, watch her

blossom for the first time as petals peel from

her face, pollen catches across her nose,

leaves flourish underneath her lips.

It is January, but this body is blooming.

It is winter, but this body is becoming

saturated once more with sunshine.


And I wipe the fog from the mirror,

And I fall in love for the first time.





If you enjoyed this poem, it and many more poems can be found in my paper collage poetry book, All the Brooding Flowers:

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Bri Craig

Bri Craig (she/her) is a variety pack writer. She enjoys writing poetry, webcomic features, humor, short stories, and personal anecdotes. Basically, neither of us will ever know what will be posted next!

Let's connect! More about me here.

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