Stray Thought 11

“It’s okay. I understand.
You followed the words
and they took you back
to the very beginnings
and that scared you.

I’m here to remind you
that fear is only a feeling,
never a fact, and the words
will always take you
to the place you need to be.

So, flutter those wings
and continue.”

Elizabeth Crawford 11/11/2017

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Stray Thought 10

Once upon a time,
not so long ago in memory,
there was a little girl
who thought her heart
was a fluttering butterfly.

One day she slipped face first
beneath the rear wheel
of her father’s reversing black Pontiac,
and awoke to find
that nothing would ever be the same.

She had yet to learn
that butterflies must keep moving,
forever in migration
toward Mexico, and Mexico
is a hell of a long, long way
from her home
in Northern Wisconsin.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/10/2017

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Stray Thought 9

“You are very good
with metaphors,
but I want to know
what the butterfly sucked
up, in all that fluttering around,
and did the fiercely focused hawk
find the prize
that would satisfy
her hunger?”

Elizabeth Crawford  11/9/2017

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Stray Thought 8

That what if… butterfly
flutters through the heart
moving from sweetness to sweetness,
sucking it up through her feet
so it must filter through
her entire being
before she rises again

fluttering her way into the mind,
where she explodes
into a fiercely focused hawk,
keen eyes searching,
seeking that prize
which will satisfy
her hunger.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/8/2017

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Stray Thought 7

“I agree,
curiosity is a very good thing,
but how does ‘what if…’ become
a butterfly of transformation,
a beacon, a shining star
that beckons you on,
allowing you to navigate
the deepening waters
of the rest of your life?”

Elizabeth Crawford  11/7/2017

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Stray Thought 6

 You make curiosity
sound like a bad,
maybe even dirty thing,
when in all reality,
throughout human history,
that ability to wonder
what might happen if…,
has been the greased propellant
that foreshadowed  forward movement.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/6/2017

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Stray Thought 5

“But, what of Choice?

You make it sound
like you were no more
than a dumb animal,
blindly following the carrot
dangling down
in front of you.”

Elizabeth Crawford  11/5/2017

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