when trees grow in us, anything can happen

when fir trees branch inside us
anything can happen

like the feeling
when seeing you
that this happiness
could breathe out 100 butterflies
from the center of my chest
fluttering winged feeling

is something no longer charming
but alarmingly possible

***inspired by the prompt to be random at Octpowrimo, and also this article:  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/04/13/too-strange-to-be-true-tree-found-growing-in-mans-lung/

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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28 Responses to when trees grow in us, anything can happen

  1. annotating60 says:

    Dom’t you just love when things like that happen–very sweetly done. KB

    • Hahaha–yes, yes, I do! Reminded me instantly of the Marquez character in “100 Years of Solitude” that trailed all those butterflies. Should be a reality show: When Magical Realism Attacks…

  2. Bruce Ruston says:

    Liking this randomness the title alone rocks

  3. George Ellington says:

    Oh sweet! Alarmingly possible. Here I was enjoying a romantic image, only to be left fiercely chuckling!

  4. Beth Camp says:

    I like this too! Fir trees and butterflies. Unexpected. Random. Love story that says the relationship ahead will be full of surprises.

  5. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    I remember seeing a story like this back in the 1990s when I was in high school biology. What struck me then and strikes me now is how life can be so resilient and so fragile. I think a healthy sense of the sublime (which includes fear) is a very healthy way to look at things like this which are beautiful and oddly marvelous while also terrifying.

  6. A hundred butterflies – strong emotions so delicately song.
    Me likey

  7. Aahhh this smells of purity~beautiful !

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