The Dark Butterfly

by Nakemia Kirksey

The darkness spreads its wings,
Through a sea of green,
It shines brighter than the nature around it,
As darkness usually is,
At night it cannot be seen,

It dances its winged dance,
With an unmatched rhythm,
It creates harmonies with the wind,
Its music cannot be heard,
Inaudible to the untrained ears of men,

The butterfly itself is common,
It flies as others fly,
It shares its beauty with others of its kind,
This butterfly of darkness,
Magician of day and night,
Preparing its unique song,
Preparing its unique winged dance,
Carries itself uncommon as it begins to take flight

Nakemia Kirksey is a freshman from Birmingham, AL who is majoring in neuroscience and maybe minoring in psychology.