Thursday June 21, 2012

A red admiral butterfly that keeps changing sizes turns out to be two butterflies, wary of each other, wary about perching on my legs.



    Changing forms in midair is de rigueur
    for mating mariposas; little wonder they
    attract curious attention about how love
    makes them ape the graceful twists
    of aerialists locked in prurient embrace
    even if they had no feelings for one another.
    It’s when they come closer to my legs
    that they become wary of each other,
    just as I become weary of being alone.

    —Albert B. Casuga

    1. The full version of “Counterpoint” was inadvertently posted on the Next Post of TMP. Is there a way of correcting this, Dave? Thanks.

      1. No, comments can’t be moved from the thread they were posted to. I can delete it and you can post it in the right thread if you want, but I think people can figure it out O.K. as-is.

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