Monarch

Nature Poetry, Butterfly Photograph

Nature Poetry

 

You wonder how you ended up here.
With this impossible creature-
This bruised insect
In this fading garden.

Her shadow is a scallop.
One wing torn off, she flies dizzily in the same circle,
Year after year.

Sometimes she’s tired, and wants to let the snake take her,
So she rests in the dirt waiting.
Other times, she feels strong again, so she beats her wing enough to rise
To the flower in the sun, to feed on the nectar,
To brighten the spring with her fantastic colors.

She flutters to your hand,
She settles on your palm.

You hold her gently, to prevent her fall to the ground
Yet carefully, that you don’t crush her in the attempt.
She rises.
She falls.
Your eyes strain to follow her tortuous path.

You wonder how you ended up here.
With this impossible creature-
This bruised insect.
In this fading garden.

 

more by VK LYNNE

photograph by Amarpreet Kaur

 

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VK Lynne

VK Lynne is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. She penned the award-winning web series 'Trading on 15', and her writing has been published in Image Curve, The Elephant Journal, GEM Magazine and Guitar Girls Magazine. She has authored lyrics for three of her own solo albums and for the bands Vita Nova, stOrk, and The Spider Accomplice.

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