A Blue Butterfly

I was outside reading.

A blue butterfly settled on the table.

The opening and closing of its blue wings

looked like a small blue book opening and closing to one blue page.

Then it looked like a blue eye opening and closing.

Then it looked like the blue book.

Then it looked like the blue eye.

Then the blue book.
JR SOLONCHE has been publishing poetry in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s. He is coauthor of Peach Girl, Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books). He teaches at SUNY Orange in Middletown, New York.