Metamorphosis

One time in my youth my color was green
with vim in my veins I swam with the stream
I went through a change that the chrysalis take
went to sleep as a raindrop awoke as a lake.

Now music spans that yawning space
a fragrance leaves its hiding place,
vibrations clear the dusty nooks
Ideas dance let off their hooks.

Change undertaken, transformation complete
my color now is much more discreet,
I’ve managed to untie my mind of the knots
now I’m the leopard that changed his spots.

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