Waiting, shaking, heart palpitating …
Shivers crawling up the central nervous system may indicate
Butterflies or demons,
Even butterflies that go on to transform a second time …
Metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly being insufficient –
bright-winged messengers, unable to maintain contentment
Veer from their primary purpose as they transform into demons …
Demons known by the particular shiver they produce
Induce retreats behind brick walls and make anxious bedfellows
That distort meaning,
And fail to reincarnate butterfly-soft feeling.
The shiver of the winged nymph creates a ripple yet unmatched –
Hatched deep within the passions of first meeting
Becomes fleeting with the passage of time …
And the METAMORPHOSIS of butterflies into demons.