Misguided Metamorphosis

A Poem

Jillian Spiridon
2 min readMay 30


Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay

out of my shell, out of the woods —
oh, you had me lost before i even realized
the lay of the land i was finding.

winter gave way with its fragile frost,
and i caved beneath the ice of it all
as i lost my footing and fell through.

but you had no idea, did you?
i couldn’t help wanting what i couldn’t have
even as you drifted farther and farther away.

out of the cold, out of my mind —
oh, you didn’t see the labyrinth i’d made
from one too many words spun in threads.

spring offered little solace,
and i used my new wings to chase down
some hint of the sanity i had lost along the way.

but what choice did i have?
wanting you was a losing game again and again,
and all i could do was try to flee to salvage myself.

out of sorry excuses, out of petty lies —
oh, i would have told you the truth long ago,
but all it would have done is satisfy my own ego.

summer’s here, and i’m missing you —
but you’ll be off to beaches and locales,
far from the place where you first met me.

and what hope do i have?
would you ever realize these words were all for you,
or am i just doomed to wither away in this silence?

oh, i’m out of this cocoon,
and i’m out of tales to spin for you —
but i’m still caught in the aftermath.

Did you enjoy this poem? I hope you did, and there’s plenty more where that came from! If you want to read more poetry from me, check out the lists below!

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Jillian Spiridon

just another writer with too many cats