Birth of a Faux Butterfly
Evening light transformation
by Joanne Troppello
Light spills out of my room attracting two moths to the screen.
Tenaciously they cling to the dirty gridded screen as wind blows.
The moths don’t seem bothered by the softly flowing breeze.
One moth has begun to flutter, rising to the top of the screen—
looking for a new place to cling to, as the wind blows.
My eyes have always passed over the moths—they’re a nuisance.
Always congregating by the lamplight near your front door.
Brown creatures that are plain compared to the majestic Monarch.
Yet, against a dark backdrop of cool evening air, the drab
moth transforms into a faux butterfly before my unbelieving eyes.
© Joanne Troppello
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.