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Written, 17th February 2001.
Photograph taken by Theresa Jodray.

Body the earthly cocoon to my soul
Are there wings forming beneath your
Aging skin or am I forming slowly
Into an eternal mutant then to be
Of mine own doing, my own choices

Forced to crawl after death in the eternal
Are wings of fine lace protruding from my
Inner glorious self to fly free in glory
Or does crippling stubs form to my aching soul
Shall I crawl upon the ground or soar into heaven

Is my soul crying out in pain as I deform it?
Am I weaving colors of the rainbow to adorn it?
I think of times that I've surely stunted wings growth
Also times stunting has come very close
I mostly hope someday but doubt
I'll boast at the width of my wings that sprout

Then I gaze upon my earthly body
The earthly cocoon to my soul
Are there wings forming beneath your
Aging skin or am I forming slowly
Into an eternal mutant then to be
Forced to crawl after death in the eternal


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Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 10/9/2002
Another magic piece TJ... this line is profound: 'are there wings forming beneath your aging skin...'

love your work!
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 10/8/2002
Wow, the photo is a knock out. The poem is fantastic and the 3rd stanza blows me away.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Kimberly Bennett 10/8/2002
I have missed your work. You do such an awesome job describing things and your photo's always added so much even wayyyyy back to the days when I first began reading your work on WBM it is good to see that you are still writing and posting and I am priviledged to be reading it now.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 10/7/2002
Beautiful, just beautiful. I like the way you see and say things....Thanks, Dani
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/7/2002
Great photo and excellent write!!!!!

May Lu $*_*$ / Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/7/2002
I love getting lost in your imagery and your photo's...superb!
Reviewed by Gregory Sonn (Reader) 10/7/2002
Hi Teri,
A very deep and thought provoking write.
Great imagery and style! Gregg
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 10/7/2002
I really love this are so talented!
Reviewed by jude forese 10/7/2002
you have a spectacular view of creative thought...
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 10/7/2002
The whole world feels like one big cocoon. Beautiful picture.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 10/7/2002
spectacular pic and wonderful poem
Reviewed by Dallas Franklin 10/7/2002
Great, Teri. Love that photo too..reminds me of my trip to BC. *~:))~~~~Dallas
Reviewed by Trixie Love 10/7/2002
Beautiful as always Teri..

Have a great day...
Trixie :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/7/2002
lovely write, theresa! and stunning photo!! sure would love to come to alaska someday!! thanks for the review on ronee' 's newest poem; much appreciated it is!! love, and ((HUGS)), your friend, karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/7/2002
Very beautiful, Teri. Me, I think I am a lowly worm this morning.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/7/2002
Theresa, you, without a doubt, produce some of the most imaginative and beautiful work, this being no exception!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/7/2002
Excellent photo
and that write is profound..
Almost haunting
and chilly.

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