I have matured much since our last exchange,
I have grown
I have learned.
I have found love.
The last gave me the courage to crawl out
Of the confines my cocoon.
At first, I was still frightened
The fear clung to my soul,
The way the damp wings clung to my back.
But for once, it was the sun
Who was my savior.
I basked in his warmth
Sunning my wings
Soon I spread them
And flew away
With the hint of a smile on my lips,
Because I had done it on my own.