• Gary Hunter

To fly with a Butterfly - Sept. 6, 2022

one must first

enter the creature

before the flitting

and flower-finding

the banked turns

the uplifts and nose dives

the out of sights


find the captain

who sits at the controls

works the levers

a pull on one set

to turn one way

another for another

not operating on feelings

but need necessity

a program of survival


though I’ve seen something

once or twice at sunrise

whatever gear was shifted

caused a needless double spin

in a burst of flight

up a young thermal


a move that seemed a lot

like joy

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