A C Fernandez
Most of us are familiar with the word cocoon. It is also likely as a child, we watched in amazement, as larvae spun a silken web, becoming encapsulated. Although this silken shield was beautiful, hopefully someone explained it was an act of protection. If we watched long enough, we were treated to the metamorphosis of the larvae into a beautiful, colorful butterfly. In A. C. Fernandez first published collection of poetry UNREMARKABLE, we are treated to a quite remarkable act of self-preservation during her childhood and early adulthood, in which she created an emotional cocoon. Even more fortuitous is that we are provided with the picture of Angeli as she breaks open her cocoon and spreads her wings in a happy and colorful display of poetic imagery.