Salt Flats
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Salt Flats


We do not grow as kittens to the cat

Larger versions of who we once were

But as acorns to the tree

Changing our form into something unrecognizable

Reaching ever upward

Until we reach out

Tangling our branches with others

guarding the ground around us

Adding our strength to the whole forest

inspiring others to transform

The caterpillar had the butterfly in it all along

Inside the chrysalis dissolving, reassembling

The same substance finding beauty and wings



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Lauren Brockmeier

Lauren Brockmeier

I'm a copywriter and an aspiring novelist. I post about books, writing and other stuff I love. You can find more of my work at