Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Important Lesson

today i learned an important lesson:
butterfly wings are not the shape i’ve always thought them to be.
and they
the wings
 move differently than i knew -
or didn’t know -
i’d just assumed.

crouching down
nearly holding my breath
“don’t move!” to myself,
one creature on a blade of grass

slowly opening and closing

revealing one side and another
allowing me to study both

orange and black and pale

intricate patterns,
shifting segments.

it is easy to destroy
what we don’t
who we don’t

or at least let it happen

when we don’t
actually notice.

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