Dogs 2015

CRIPPLED MONARCH
(9/29/15)


wings
curled

cracked

as if
melted
from flying
too close
to the sun

some things
seem
not meant
to live

still
here it is

quite alive

a brilliant
orange
black and white

I bend
down

the butterfly
eagerly
climbs my finger

I move
the grounded
insect
from hardened
street
to the plush
pliable lawn
of a neighboring
yard

watch it
crawl around
in the grass
for a bit

then walk
away

another
mystery

unsolved