tethered by a silken thread
she safely cocoons herself
a golden chrysalis
quietly encased
patiently preparing
to free her constraints
she will emerge a new self
expanding her wings
to dance in the wind

By Abby DeSantis

Abby DeSantis is a retired fashion executive from NYC who is currently living in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. Her poetry has appeared in Pennsylvania Bards Poetry Review 2020, Thirteen Days of Halloween, Tiny Seeds Literary Journal, Poems from the Lockdown and other publications. She is a member of Poets Live of Scranton and NEPA Pencils writing group. She lives with her husband and several furry and feathered friends.