Butterfly

Butterfly

the obsession
for capturing
some essence
of some artform

hope
the obsession
never leaves you
and hope
you never leave it

hope
it drives you mad
just not
too
mad
like it's done
some
realizing
devotion
to the obsession
doesn't earn
salvation

hope
you never
grow tired
of the art
of trying to understand
the beauty
in butterflies

hope
you never grow bored
hope
you never betray
capturing the essence
cashing out
your desire to understand
for their praise
for understanding why
you do
what you do

hope
you never exchange
the obsession
for capturing an essence
for the pleasure
of talking about it

hope
the beauty
of a butterfly's
delicate colors
and dust
never morphs
into the beauty
of attention
acceptance
or affirmation

hope
you never concede
by framing
and signing
your butterflies
instead
of putting them
in a jar
long enough
to admire
then setting them free
to catch
and admire
another one
of an altogether
different
beauty

hope
you never 
mistake
the beauty
of the butterfly
as yours

hope
you never forget
the beauty
is its life
and its nature
to alter
you
and the next
for better
or for
worse

do not
smother
your butterflies
in your jar
for someday
they will
have
their revenge

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