We rise from sleep at the crack of noon.

               We don't know if the day

     will be rated R

     or rated X or

     in French.


I remain aloof from the boys and girls,

                    a little shy of them.

Butterfly says How do you do,

                    I'll buy you a drink.


I created my masterpiece yesterday.

Today it's Butterfly's turn.  To fly


     or fall victim

to a mob of hungry sparrows,


is as likely as I.




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