The Butterfly Wrangler

I am the butterfly wrangler.
“Surely such delicate beauty…”
Let me stop you there.
Have you heard the boom of a tsunami?
How it flattens humanity like a dirty sheet?
All from one beat of these dusty wings
Stirring the leaf that drips into the stream
That fattens the river that angers the sea
Causing the earth to turn over in its bed
All from one flutter of these peacock eyes
Beauty is truth
Truth is the disaster waiting in the wings

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