you dip and fly
dancing, leaf to leaf,
taking ease any place you land-
eluding my lens as if I mean to steal your soul.
Your visage burns into my memory
I have no designs on your soul-
just an image to sustain me
through winter’s coming chill.
© Nancilynn Saylor
Photo of Zebra Long Wing Butterfly
resting on Magnolia tree limb.