a butterfly would like to sing (on election day)

today
I would like to sing
a song

a song
in the tones
of sweet redemption

of resurrection

of beginning things
anew

like . . .

stretching out
the colours
of my wings

of rising
up
into the sky

dazzling
in the golden sun
under
the blue

it has been
such a long long time

coloured drab
and dark
or glittering

like sequins
turning here and there

reflecting light
that has no substance

manufactured
out of lies
and myths

and shibboleths

I cannot sing
a shibboleth

I cannot fly
whole
within those winds

tearing tatters
through my wings

blowing knives
disguised
as breezes

kind

sharp
and cutting

deep enough
to die

forgive me

a moment
then
of terror
for
I do not want
to die

I would much
prefer
to sing

and seek the gold
and the blue
of sky and sun

come

sing

sing with me
let us rise
now

let us fly

seeking

~

16 thoughts on “a butterfly would like to sing (on election day)

  1. Best wishex for positivity in your election today! It’s election season here, too, with primary elections somewhere in the country each Tuesday for the next several weeks — the polling seems somewhat mixed, and a little difficult to tell whether democracy will win here in the end, or whether it will crash and burn. This series is simply to determine who the candidates will be in November!

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