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onsdag den 19. maj 2010

I Find Him Eating Butterflies

I find him eating butterflies.
They’re beautiful, he says.
If I eat enough of them,
I’ll be beautiful too.

He stuffs a monarch in his mouth,
fuzz clinging to his lips.

I hear the flowers weep.

He begins to eat them too,
stray petals on his shoes.

A hummingbird arrives —
dips her bill into his eye,
takes a long, melancholy drink.

What to think — is he crazy,
or is he wise? Does beauty mind? Should I?

Biologist Billy McCord temporarily holds Monarch butterflies in his mouth


2 comments:

Old 333 sagde ...

Awesome. Good photo too.

tosommerfugle sagde ...

Yeah ... I like to find good stuff on the 'net, especially when it relates to butterflies and/or death.

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