Read the featured Pink Plastic Poet of the week CATIE HAJEK below and the rest of the Pink Plastic Poets in the archive.

Motion Sickness In Butterflies 

by Catie Hajek

this body is

-i have come to 

realize-

the vessel and

the pyre in one

there will be no 

laying of coins 

on eyes to ensure 

safe passage across

the river styx 

i was born aflame

there is something 

about mortal wounds

mortal wombs 

a child born

into pain 

pity 

pity 

we left that in 

the old year 

i steady my gaze on

a set point

find the horizon 

and the world 

seems to cease its

spinning 

funny thing 

breaking bones to

set them for healing

that the protein

deposits stronger over 

the split 

in how many places 

am i 

stronger for breaking

but do i still ache?

many 

how many times 

have i died in

the name of

healing?

many

a butterfly

did

      become 

was 

              once

is 

          no 

                 longer

Catie Hajek is a human, poet, and dreamer from Denton, Tx. find them on Instagram @mightyidle and every else @bittergirlsclub.