Oh butterfly of sweet vibrance and beauty,
flying free on the wings of chance and possibility.
Blissfully alone but needing to alight
on the age old stones, trees, and riverbanks
gathering it all in with lightness of being.
But oh, there’s a deep gathering sadness
with knowing her life is short.
Longing for life’s wisdom, connection and meaning
so her purpose here is fulfilled
yet knowing all too soon her life will end.
But wonder of wonders
when a piece of her still remains
in the newest generation.
Yesterday’s stories and wisdom retained
to guide herself on the greatest journey of all
bringing new life in the circle of creation.