Anuket By Butterfly Thomas

Anuket By Butterfly Thomas


By Butterfly Thomas

A Nu ket

I knew that

There was something about you

That called to me

Kemet Queen




Of fertility

Divine femininity

Protector of the source of life

Speaks to my advocacy

Because that means women to me

The water of the Nile,

The water of the womb, indeed

Motherly embrace

Or strangling grip

Don’t trip

Such grace

Such power

Allows her

To be generous

With the harvest

To make sure her people don’t starve

Goddess of the hunt

Of childbirth and lust

And all that stuff

For safe passage

You must

Pay homage

And trust

You’ll survive

Through floods and wind gusts

And at the end of the day

Let’s say, dusk

You’ll know who, your protector was

Butterfly Thomas is the author of the urban thriller Head Held High (2018) and 4 books of poetry released between 2020-2023.

Butterfly was born in Germany but was raised in Virginia, where she still lives.

When Butterfly is not working her day job as a counselor, she spends her time with the two loves of her life, reading and creative writing. She is a life-long learner and tries to make time to watch jeopardy! Every night. She also admits to a hopeless addiction to chocolate.



In My Feelings: A Book of Poetry

by Butterfly Thomas / C 2020 / 117 pages in print

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About the book:

Love and passion. Conflict and regret. Pride and defiance. Rage at equality denied. Deep compassion for friends and boundless love for one’s children. These are just a few of the subjects touched upon by these 49 brief, powerful poems.

Some will fill you with shared sorrow. Many of them express anger at racial injustice and the exploitation of the disabled. Still others delight the reader with their images of strength and beauty or their clever arrangement of words.

Never pretentious or deliberately opaque, all of them are sure to make you think.

About the author:

Butterfly Thomas was born in Germany but was raised in Virginia, where she still lives.

She is the author of the novel Head Held High (2018), an urban thriller.

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