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Butterfly at Saint Mary’s of the Annunciation
Bristol, Indiana

Desiree Fischer, 2010

If you ask her,
She will tell you, I am a butterfly.

She floats
Through the empty church pews.

Lands on
The oak prayer bench. She is three in a blue dress.

Her wings
Show the world her bruise.

I say to her,
Touch the sky. Do not flutter unsuspecting

Into the net
Of malignancy.

Flutter on by, butterfly.
Sweet child.

Spread your cheer everywhere you small
wings fly. Flutter.

Flutter.
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