- Vol. 09
- Chapter 04
Image by Yasin Aribuga
A Butterfly Effect
Should butterflies alight upon your face
while standing awestruck by pareidolic clouds,
like cotton Lepidoptera, on a blue-sky afternoon
take it as a sign more potent than the free horoscope
read each month while waiting for take-out.
Winged kisses upon your lashes whisper
change is imminent, embrace or be left behind
in the field as it's plowed, ground into nutrients
to feed another's dream of a comfortable cocoon
from which to emerge a desired self.