2012 Butterfly Effect Challenge Winner
By: Sonya Leckman
How sweetly you flap your wings
Do you know about the hurricane down south?
You flew that way the other day.
And now a baby cries as the wind stings his eyes.
Where do you wander as day breaks?
Do you see that other butterfly
Cursed to crawl upon the ground
Because someone opened his cocoon
Before his wings were properly formed?
Why don’t you warn them?
Those people who rush
Past the perfect moment
And find themselves headfirst in the future,
Much to their surprise.
What blessing will you bring us?
An early spring, a happy Christmas?
I think I’ll help you
To spread joy around the world.
Each smile I share reaches out
To another soul that delights.
Which way do you fly?
To greet the animals napping in the sun.
Goodbye sweet butterfly.