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Butterflies: How and Why

November 5, 2007

As well confuse moths with mouths
as with these lips that chap to chrysalis.
Inside a milky saliva thickens.
At the end, no silky escape, but a storm:
Crack, a blood rain, and the mouths
stagger out. They stutter by day
and when they stop, purse themselves,
the rich silent type, unlike moths
which flutter by night and light open,
more generous relations,
willing to tell everyone.

by Diane Kendig

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  1. November 25, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    I like this. Many interesting images.

  2. Laura
    August 19, 2008 at 10:28 am

    reminds me of the gypsy moths….

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