Wanting to fly!

Wanting to fly


Do you remember?

in the stairwell

of the old house

at Netherfield

Red Admirals


and over wintered

and hung

waiting for Spring

then fluttering

at windows

to be let out

when that time

had come.

I hear you


your wings too

aching to fly

and grow again

in the sun.


First published in Rob Cullen’s  first poetry collection “Uncertain Times”  September 2016 (Octavo Press).