Performed at Artistry Cafè for the Spoke and Bird Open Mic, organized by Stephanie Dogfoot. Performance found here.
I used to think that I would want to be a butterfly.
Because I wanted to be beautiful.
I watched as a pair of wings fluttered to the ground, the body twitched and it moved no more.
A caterpillar I had in Primary School was released into the garden,
And it was eaten by a Mynah
That was eaten by Auntie Umi’s cat
Which was killed by a man named Set
Who hadn’t been paying attention to the road.