Tissue Paper Wings

A butterfly passed Between cars today Evading traffic Not long to stay Happy and yellow She fluttered above The line of metal Cars desperate to get From here to there All too unaware Of the beauty In the sky With a wistful “Hello,” And a cordial “Goodbye,” On tissue paper wings She flies

Wings

  Gone as far As you can go On feet that carried you Steady and slow? You’ve reached the top Or so you thought Until you realized There’s much more you want. You’ve got wings to grow And places to go A whole world to see… One full of promise, and possibility.