When the Fluttering Subsides

When the butterflies begin to wither
And you feel them settling in the pit of your stomach
Suddenly heavy and sodden inside of you
Don't question their livelihood

Deep down you'll know when they've passed
Because they'll no longer flutter against your cheeks
You won't feel them rest on your heart as it beats
All you'll feel is nothing

There is always only one explanation for this
Most butterflies only live for a season at a time
It is whether your insides can support new life
That determines whether the love will die

So, when the fluttering stops
And the feeling subsides
Don't worry that you caused their end
To them, life has simply taken it's course

Recognize when they've stopped moving
And leave
Because someone else's lips
Will give you cocoons of all shapes and sizes

You will love again

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