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January 22, 2012

Lepidoptera

 

This beauty

is hidden

darkest place,

 

In the heavy palm of my hand.

It is my hand

Where this beauty is compelled 

I can feel the wings tearing at the skin behind my hand

where the powder is wearing its way out

 

 

Delicate Psyche,

Her gentle wing laced with bone

And stiff web

Locked in joints of chitinous armor,

Rowing the summer air.

 

 

Remembering the worm

Crawling into the velvet padded cockpit

Of some sailing machine,

Whispering the drive train to life,

Laden with sun jewels

And acres of fabric,

Spinning, turning

In the heavy palm of my hand