The Butterfly

butterfly on red flower

The brilliance of the butterfly is

headed for destruction

as humans kill the things we

cannot spend or make

space for in our ample schemes

of prosperity and wealth.

I shall not write a lyric about bright

Lepidoptera or variety of

bugs, hold back from imparting gilded

Remarks on ecological conversation.

Yes I am grateful I have known and seen

rare melodic inspiration from

episodes god sends me, beloved hymns

sung by flying, floating imps.

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