- Vol. 09
- Chapter 04
Image by Yasin Aribuga
Her Parting Gift
She said, when I die do not plant a marble stone
or an angel weighed down with heavy wings
But instead release butterflies over my grave
peacocks, mourning cloaks, painted ladies.
Watch them rise, these bright souls
like a fragmented fugitive rainbow
and when you remember me,
remember only how brief
and beautiful life can be.