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The Butterfly

A butterfly, swimming through 
The stagnant air, 
Shivers past the eye
Of an old rustic hound, whose
Paws flinch with a curious, 
Frivolous anticipation.

But, once its muscles shed
Their torpid skin, and
Bones flex, and begin to swing,
It’s gone. 


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  1. Date: 1/24/2012 12:28:00 PM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Joseph. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 8:34:00 AM

    enjoyed your good work Joseph. Elizabeth
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 8:21:00 AM

    A well-painted, bucolic picture that could serve as an allegory for much of our aging, sedentary population (me, especially.) Good work.

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