Wishful Flight

Written by: Debra Squyres

While sitting on a bench
just outside the door
I chanced to see a butterfly
fluttering nearby

Black bold body
with yellow wings spotted
winging its way near
on a morning clear

Wistfully I wished
to be that winged creature
free to fly around
not making a sound

It danced around me
floating in the air
up and down
and all around

For minutes it stayed
near within my grasp
then just as quickly
flew off swiftly

Time seemed frozen
for just few seconds
as I bid farewell
and my heart fell