Beautiful Butterfly

I saw you fluttering about
one day
prismatic vibrancy
I thought
the way the sun got caught
in your colors that way
as you fluttered about
that day

white flowers seeming to be
your nectar of delight

appropriately so
as your own beauty starkly framed
against the silken breath of cloud
that captured your attention
suspended for a moment

captured in my mind
until you fluttered off again
to find another moment
like this

I chased you that day
capturing your moments
making them my own

until you were gone


Copyright © 1997 Brenda Barnhart