The Butterfly Woman

A poem

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
Write Like a Girl
Published in
1 min readMar 29, 2021

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Metamorphosis Phase1: Marissa Strickland

I watched as beautiful women strode past me

glorious in their butterfly wings

their vibrant finery.

I at once celebrated them and drew back from their brightness.

Looking down, I searched for my own wings.

Turning in circles I couldn’t catch a glimpse.

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ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
Write Like a Girl

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.