Poetry: "The Butterfly Effect" by Lang Leav

The Universe of UsLang Leav's brave and authentic poems are beloved internationally. Her poetry collection Lullabies won a Goodreads Choice Award in 2014, and her newest book of poetry is The Universe of Us. Here's a selection from that volume:



The Butterfly Effect

 by Lang Leav

Close your eyes and think about that boy. Tell me how he makes you feel. Let your mind trace over his tired shoulders. Allow your thoughts to linger on that beautiful smile. Take a deep breath and try to put those dark thoughts aside. For once let go of the reins you've wrapped so tightly around your heart. I know you are scared. Who could blame you? Love is a hurricane wrapped in a chrysalis. And you are a girl walking into the storm.



Lang LeavLang Leav is an international bestselling author and social media sensation. She is the winner of a Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her books continue to top bestseller charts in bookstores worldwide. She currently resides in New Zealand with her partner and fellow author, Michael Faudet. She will be releasing a novel, Sad Girls, at the end of May 2017.



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