Papillon

Performed at Artistry Cafè for the Spoke and Bird Open Mic, organized by Stephanie Chan. 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.

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