deemed creepy-crawly

she was confined

in no self-spun silk



she deliquesced

consuming herself

until she is

no longer

more than

mucilaginous goo

you will transform

they told her

you will fly free

beautiful to behold

inside her shell

pulsating gunk and muck

all she knows

is insensate ooze


one morning

she twitches


sludge coalesces

in directable movement

pounding the horns

of her head



she cracks the shell

shivers in the air

while slime

dribbles off

she thrusts forward

seared in dawn


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