why today


while highway driving
a lane change was made
in to a wrong path a butterfly then fluttered
hitting the windshield caused it to tumble
in a mirror clearly visible
upon pavement it fell

one or two seconds later
it's safely would have been found
among a meadow's many flowing flowers
driving on in remorse while hoping
a great butterfly's life it did have
committing a wrong surly it never had
so why today was this allowed to happen?


doug thornhill (dct)