Friday, 28 December 2012

What do butterflies do when it rains?

On perfect days of brilliant sun
and huge cotton clouds
we think of jeweled wings
fluttering on a breathless breeze
lighting on the countless colours
that bloom before the eyes

Yet, when the clouds turn
and dim the sun
with their rolling dark
why do we never wonder
what the butterflies do when it rains

Clinging to a stalk
wings pressed tight together
as watery globes
batter and spatter
back and forth
straining strength
dripping, drooping
jewel dust smeared and running
crawling, climbing
towards the promise of the sun
of lighter wings
a return
to their place
in our perfect dreams

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