I'd like for us to stop
by the Roger Williams park zoo
for an hour
There's a live butterfly exhibit
I've read about it
and I'd like to see it
A large pavilion of butterflies
flying free that we can walk through.
Flowers in Flight!
Cosmopolitan orange and brown Painted Ladies,
Eastern Black Swallowtails…
a cobalt blue and sulfur yellow…
whatever you call it!
a Gulf Fritillary looking like…
whatever it looks like - exactly
but there will be butterflies!
butterflies everywhere: on the ground, in the air,
hiding in the shrubbery, attached to the netted "ceiling"
and the plants! Flowers in Light!
"someday we might grow a butterfly garden,"
we could learn about what they eat -
what to plant so the butterflies would come to see us
just to see how beautiful we are -
one would land on you
I would tell you the butterfly sees you as I do-
a flower who’s skin smells like vanilla and rain
I would whisper “my life was a chrysalis”
before I met you.
You would remind me that I made my own decisions.
I would confess that you were my spring
and our seasons never have to end.
Since Feb 2001
Long time no update. - 12.19.09
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