My Garden’s Butterfly

My Garden’s Butterfly


A triangle with rounded edges.

Black lines streak across

your golden yellow body.

I’m surprised by you,

resting on petals of orange.

You surprised by me,

as my sprayer’s mist gets to close.

That is when I see you again

for the first time.

Wings outstretched you are delicate yet

four maybe five inches wide.

You are the largest butterfly I have ever seen.

Larger than life

yet life itself.


© Delaina Miller 2012