after one final close look
at the butterflies we raised
it’s time to release them back into nature
where they quickly find their wings.
“the butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”
two of my grandies at the detroit zoo
experiencing the butterfly house
just who exactly
is patiently sitting with them
waiting for his identity to be discovered.
“wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table.
even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
― Diane Ackerman