Vildan Ozgen

In the Cocoon

I look outside the window,
two butterflies chase one
another on the meadow.

Sun shines back brilliant as
green leaves breathe out
fresh air and bind us all.

Two crows, one seagull,
one little magpie, doves
fly over the house in joy.

Inside on a hardwood chair,
I’m a duffel bag filled with
sand. Too heavy, they’d say.

About the Author

Vildan Ozgen is a writer from Istanbul, Turkey.