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He pinned the butterfly
to the card,
the dry rot
of blue wings
so profound
and loud
in the warm room.

Under glass
it seemed a stranger,
not the imago
unfolding in the jar
that dreamed
of the wet season,
but a legless pupa
common

and forgettable.
This is for the :iconglory-be-project:
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CreatorAllanvre Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
A+
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klinone Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful . I think this one is really good :)
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Writer
You're a profound writer. Every time I glaze through your works, I am always finding something very intriguing and deep about them.

Well done - as always -, sir! :clap:
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quesirrahsirrah Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I normally don't comment on poetry, but this is really well done. Very nice use of imagery.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks. I had Nazi Germany, Darfur and the Sudan in mind...and perhaps a bit of genetic memory as well.
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured: [link] :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Writer
Many thanks!!
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This makes me feel so... dirty >.<

I can't explain it. I don't know if an actual butterfly is being talked about or if it's a metaphor for something I'm too dumb to understand, but whatever the subject of this piece is, I feel awful for it.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Writer
No, it is actually just a butterfly. And thanks.
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That first stanza... :love:
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