If a caterpillar wishes
(upon dandelion fluff, fallen star)

to become a butterfly,
to flutter her wings
(just so),
will a tsunami drown thousands?
will a tornado torture a town?

will you walk through that door?



Prompted by Toads


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15 Responses to Effects

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  2. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Your verse leaves so much to think upon! ❤ ❤
    Beautifully penned 🙂

    Lots of love,

  3. ihatepoetry says:

    Big smile here. Loved this, Love you – Mosk

  4. ManicDdaily says:

    I know some people with difficult mental states who make all kinds of connections! This describes a certain terribly longing state of mind so well. Thanks. k.

  5. O my goodness what a dynamic set of questions so beautifully placed. Deightful.

  6. You poetic cauldron is always full of deliciousness. Love this… the ease of the movement… the possible magnitude of the wish… someone needs to make sure that caterpillar considers her options.

  7. C.C. says:

    So very lovely 🙂

  8. I simply love the reference to the butterfly effect. So very clever.

  9. Misky says:

    Love this so much!

  10. satyapriya says:

    Oh, now there’s a last line I didn’t expect. Nice.

  11. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    My, how chaotic! (I so love the last line.)

  12. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I like the way you turned the butterfly effect into something personal in the last line.

  13. Love what you’ve done here, de!

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