You might think I’m just

a 15-year-old girl

with brown hair and green eyes

but I know I am more

much more than that

not a flower or train

not a hurricane or wave

but a caterpillar

stuck in the cocoon of life

wanting to break free

finally I push through

and enter the world as a new

beautiful Monarch butterfly

flying to new heights

exploring new places

finally becoming free from troubles

of my old cocoon

changing for the better

and leaving my comfortable self behind

to show my true colors

my beautiful colors

that most never knew about

as I fly from flower to flower

I spread the pollen

helping any flower in need

and soaking up the sunlight

I continue to fly

seeking adventure and wonder

the brown-haired green-eyed girl

is now a butterfly

soaring expectations

and showing her true colors.