Chasing Butterflies

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya Angelou

Sometimes we chase butterflies,

attracted to the finished bloom of wing,

the sweet flutter of refined beauty, 

the canvas completed, the masterpiece;

but there is change and hard work 

that must first be protected, a growing 

season, from birth to nurture to chrysalis —

all beautiful as part of the consummated

metamorphosis, fully realized maturity

finally able to unfurl and give 

something meaningful 

back to the world.

—C.L. Fisher, June 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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