Haiku Metamorphoses

Her hairbrush smashes

the mirror to sharp fragments;

a glass chrysalis.

 

Crimson butterfly

imprinted on her bed sheets;

 no more flying free.

 

The children buzz shrill

in the cafeteria;

agitated hive.

 

Gossip, lip to lip,

like bees to flower petals;

pollen for the queen.

 

Two rhino beetles,

horns locked to flip each other;

rival teen wrestlers.

 

The preying mantis

clicks his mandibles, teaching

Sunday bible school.

 

Tiny ants crawling

after forgetting his meds,

anxiety high.

 

Cocoon unwinding

to release a luna moth;

he confesses love.

 

The honeycomb holes

opened and spread all over,

the acne scars deep.

 

Powder puff beating

its moth wings across her cheeks;

moonlit promises.

 

Mosquito eggs bloomed

and swarmed throughout her highschool;

words that drained her blood.

 

He feared the rumors

that stuck to both her and him;

flypaper lovers.

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