Beautiful Misfit

Pass through
the skin of the chrysalis,
emerge pumped
into Earth,
a mythological creature
with a body blooded
on sunlight,
a body called more,
and wings
perched perpendicular
from bathing
in more heat
than color.


Napowrimo Day 24 prompt: “write a poem that, like “Dictionary Illustrations,” is inspired by a reference book.”
My poem in a “found” poem from the book  “Gardening for Butterflies in Louisiana” by Gary Noel Ross, Ph.D. that I’m currently perusing for information to attract butterflies to my garden. I had a pretty fair number last summer but I’m determined to increase my numbers this year. My poem came from page 4.



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