Butterflies and Wishes

by Emily

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.