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Amy J Richardson

Oh why butterfly?

His wings of jade and amber,
Wink, like gilt pennants in the sun.
Oh why butterfly?
Just flutter on by.

As he twists and he tumbles,
He sheds tears of childish glee.
Oh why butterfly?
Escape to the sky.

Dark nights are ever nearer,
But he sings his carefree song.
Oh why butterfly?
For winter is nigh

The frost set hard on my butterfly,
His glowing eyes were lifeless.
His beautiful wings lost all their shine.
Oh why butterfly?
I hear your cry.

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With sickening violence

They are deep,
but not deep enough,
the blackness is still within.
The crimson pours,
but the void is untouched,
Will I ever be rid of it?
It is throughout me,
I can feel it,
churning
just beneath the surface,
so why can't I reach it?
It shies away from the blade
like a cowering animal,
afraid of the light,
only that it is not a cowering animal,
It is a mass,
a strength,
a rage,
a beast
vicious and rabid,

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