There is yellow
Coming out of
Things in the yard.
There is a lighter
Shade of green
Out there as well.
It must be Spring.
When did that happen?
I was quite liking my
Brown and grey cocoon,
So safe and quiet.
Now, I will have to unfold my wings.
I liked being wrapped up in my self.
I liked not seeing anything else but
The inside of me.
And now with my wings unfolded,
(But, oh, my Lord, aren’t they gorgeous!)
With them ready to go,
I am expected to flit and fly
Visiting other creatures, that
I can only tolerate for a moment or two.
Oh, Spring, what had’st thou done to me!
Audio of The Lament of the New Butterfly
Discussion of The Lament of the New Butterfly
There indeed is a significant portion of the population that doesn't enjoy flitting about. The reluctant butterflies, let us call them. These creatures can be well appointed and capable, but be that as it may, more often than not they still prefer to be in the cocoon. Having said that, spring will be wonderful with the new butterflies doing whatever they do best. Enjoy the season with all types of butterflies! skp