POETRY

Butterfly Collection

By

Christ, immortal butterfly,
pinned and always on display,
bless this house, so prim and right,
where nobody believes in flight.

Ed Shacklee is a public defender who represents young people in the District of Columbia. His poems have appeared in Angle, The Flea, Light, Per Contra and Shot Glass Journal, among other places. He is working on a bestiary.

Christ, immortal butterfly,
pinned and always on display,
bless this house, so prim and right,