Poem: “Butterfly Effect”


Butterfly Effect

The little girl has caught the yellow swallowtail
She holds it prisoner in a jar –
Release it, child, release it soon
Quickly, quickly
It is the butterfly effect’s
For when the wings have fluttered once
The tides commence
And when the wings have fluttered twice
The ocean’s flood tide will return

But if you do confine it to that jar
There will be famine, plague and universal war
That one, that one that you detain
Whose fragile wings induce the clouds to rain

May 7, 2011


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