garden, wings, emergence, dark
Tumbling about in nervous flight still getting the feel for the lift— it flutters and keeps to shadow its blue eyes melting into dark. Papilio Machaon, after Asclepius’s son, or swallowtail because of its wings like feathers all geometry and movement the mute beauty of givenness.
Cutler, John Alba
"In the Garden,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 60:
4, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol60/iss4/7