Treasure Island

Harriet James


Case of Butterflies brought back to life


From your case of butterflies,
Beautifully preserved butterflies,
You choose which one
Tonight;

And night by night
You give them breath,
You give them flight

Of ideas and words,
By blowing them out
Into the atmosphere,
Like fireflies one by one;

Each one different
But one source,
Covertly relieving you
Of your curse.

Submitted: Monday, July 09, 2012

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