This had been all that I’ve known,
But time’s cruel hand made things turn
And now I must figure out how to
Live anew with a new face to wear.
Suppose I am like a phoenix,
Unearthing myself from my ashes
With my wings fragile and new,
Clumsy at my sides with feathers
Not yet forming over my naked flesh.
Even if I am reemerging from the womb,
I fear the new life that I must face in the unknown.
Maggie Chatterton made her debut as a poet in February 2015 with the collection This Lullaby. Her second collection, This Madness, is set to be released July 6th. She writes poems to vent her emotions and thoughts. But most of all, she write because it's what she loves to do.