Dark Butterfly

by mandaceehb

Ebony wings of artfully woven silk

Silhouette of a beautiful being

Flitting around conspicuously

Afloat on the lightest dream


In stark contrast with the light

Creature of dark flight

Appearing shockingly ethereal

Could a soul be hidden within

Taking refuge in a new world?


It stops on the wall, unmoving

Narrows its wings

Captures the tiniest shaft of light

A ray that almost glows

Against a lithe body of shadows


It falls to the ground in the morning

With the soft whisper

Terribly still and exposed

And there it lies

With the hope daybreak brings

The coming of dusk and darkness