Question to a Butterfly

Did it hurt, little one?

In your dark cocoon,

where an earthbound creature

transformed herself into

beauty with wings?

Because I am trapped inside

my own shadowy cocoon

with only myself

and transformation.

I am in pain,

shedding my skin,

new things growing,

my insides coming out.

It is safe beneath the silken threads

but unfamiliar,

and I am scared.

I want to know, little butterfly,

because I want

to hope.

For if you felt pain in your cocoon,

then my pain

will become to me

a symbol

of my future flight.