William Van De Mark
Since 2002
Works in Denver United States of America

How can the butterfly
live here?

It turns yellow & red
among spiraling leaves.

Take it home
and spread its dry wings.

There are veins here
as white as your hands

And blue lacing
branching to a meandering

compromise. How can this
be? It's as if

This bleached wanderer
had conjured a flower

& taken wing.