…the way you give me butterflies and adrenaline highs,
and who you are, and how you are, and how you think and
speak and feel and exist and move,
and there’s this feeling when you look at me… i think
this is maybe love… how you actually give a damn
about all this mess inside my head.
– butterflies rising
‘the way you give me butterflies and adrenaline highs’ is a poem by butterflies rising that is derived from her longer prose poem ‘all this mess inside my head’. The poem was written about a relationship she was in and the connection they had and the way he made her feel and the way he cared about more than just the surface of who she was. Both poems are published in her poetry book ‘she’s flowers and fire’.