June Walker

Rookie (Scotland)

The Tenacious Butterfly - Poem by June Walker

A flash of red and black
lands on ridged bark,
finds an open vein of golden sap.
Gathering wasps, hornets, bees, and blowflies,
assail her tiny head.

She beats her flimsy crimson wings,
And although they are only
dusty silken things,
one by one,
the highwaymen recoil,
with empty sacks.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Based on observation of behaviour in local park

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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