Photo by Amanda Perez

By Amanda Perez

This image is part of a more extensive photographic series entitled Metamorphose, telling the story of how one transitions from a sheltered, self-protective state into a confident, and colorfully adorned persona.

Tucked away in my cocoon,

why would I ever want to leave?

I doubt there is anything for me out there,

I prefer my solace and quiet shelter.

But what if I were to blossom?

Emerge from my comfort?

The world must want to witness my beauty, right?

It’s not fair to keep it to myself.

My colors, my light, my essence…

Let it pollinate those who need it most.


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