The Butterfly

The Butterfly

A Poem by Shuvam De Biswas

when life is plucked from the tree of life while searching for the forbidden fruit

The butterfly, so perfect-
a symmetrical marvel.
Fluttering wings, coloured,
as if only one were painted
to mirror the other.
And yet so beautiful this being,
had been once so dormant.
Caged, striving nourishment,
moulding itself inside into what she is today.
Lonely being on a flower,
hops off to another to be bigger,
but for what ?
Three days and it dies, on the soil
in decay, her winged canvas,
punctured, graying.
what she lived for ?
Those three days ?
to leave behind a skeleton-
portrayal of pitiful death
of a life newborn,
to get replaced ultimately
before she could've coloured the world fully.

© 2021 Shuvam De Biswas

Author's Note

Shuvam De Biswas
this got me butterflies in the stomach, but even they are dead now.

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Added on October 27, 2021
Last Updated on October 27, 2021
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