Along Lake Michigan’s shore monarchs wing southward
Four bright orange wings with black stripes and white dots
Flutter in the wind then glide in airstreams.
In their dream like flights
Monarch butterflies work their way south
bound for Mexico.
They land on
Milkweed--six black legs taste pink blossoms
a spiral tongues unfurl deep into the flower
and they sip its sweetness in.
Crowds of monarchs fill the sky
Doppler picks up a moving cloud
yet the air is clear.
From chilly Michigan
To sunny Mexico
They go—they go.