Butterflies and Wishes
The Butterfly-Louise Gluck
Look, a butterfly. Did you make a wish?
You don’t wish on butterflies.
You do so. Did you make one?
It doesn’t count.
and in response…
The Wish-Louise Gluck
Remember that time you made the wish?
I make a lot of wishes.
The time I lied to you
about the butterfly. I always wondered
what you wished for.
What do you think I wished for?
I don’t know. That I’d come back,
that we’d somehow be together in the end.
I wished for what I always wish for.
I wished for another poem.
Such wit, and passion for words-so great. And still her simplicity of words which allow for the beauty to be center stage.