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Multicolored ~ nonfiction by Luanne Castle

New nonfiction from everyone’s favorite poet, Luanne Castle, at The Disappointed Housewife this morning. Butterflies are cool.

The Disappointed Housewife

GREEN surrounds me as I enter the butterfly pavilion. The leaves of the trees and flowers create an oasis in the Sonoran desert. All seems still inside, protected from the dry winds, until I notice the undulant motion of butterflies winging above me, swooping down to sip at the nectar of the blossoms. The guide warns visitors to watch where we step, what we touch. Fragile life whirls around us. After all these years, I think I understand how they feel. One has to go through so many changes to get to full flower. Now is not yet the time to die.

BROWN fur nestles under the leaf. I’m here anew, peeling the caterpillar off the green veins and stem which define the underside. I curl up my fingers, cupping the bug in my palm. It tickles me and then plays dead inside the tent of my hand, as I…

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2 comments on “Multicolored ~ nonfiction by Luanne Castle

  1. Luanne
    June 28, 2018

    Thanks, Kevin!

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