Butterflies and Asters, Day 17 OctPoWriMo

OctPoWriMo Day 17



Butterflies and Asters


Each October the blue aster

periwinkle shaded, mustard yellow button

blooms, attracting bees, butterflies, moths

becoming the last open diner on

the highway to winter.


Years past, rains drenched the aster

toppling its lithe stems as it bloomed.

This year drought prolongs the feast

the stems sway gracefully in the warm breeze.


A fluttering above catches my eye.

An orange leaf falling from the indigo sky

except the leaf’s wings flutter and the orange

monarch lands upon the fragrant aster bloom.


end 10/17/2016

S. Darlington

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