by Molly Smith

i'm a molting cicada
emerging black-eyed
from the wet cocoon
wings thin and sticky
held close to my body
but longing to spread wide
embracing sunlight and warmth
breathe deep fresh air
and fly, baby, fly


Molly Smith is a an extremist who writes to curb the racket in her brain. She is the editor of Failed Seeker, a poetry 'zine based out of Dayton, Ohio. Comments on her work can be addressed to


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