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Butterfly Killer or: A Savior of Butterflies
by Erin E Kelly-Moen

Saturday, August 05, 2006
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Oh, butterflies! Why must you congregate
Your cocooned rebirth ‘cross deadly freeways
Of speeding death? I weep each hit! I hate
The sight of fragile bodies splayed like prey

Against my windshields glass ‘teeth’! Hate the shame
Of innocent slaughter of innocence…
Hate … fate. What? How so? How not? They become
Me. Afflicted, or sought, Earth-birth is bought

With sacrifices, with devices Man
Has wrought. And, so, butterflies, Tahoe-killed,
Show death is always the end of this plan.
Still, three escape me, then more, to fulfill

The life of butterflies. Yet, those I slew
Had futures disrupted, ‘Me' non-debuted...

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright 8/5/06

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Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/6/2006
Modern life, and mans inventions are the encroacher on their flight paths. We invaded their space and we are culpable for their destruction. Life sometimes puts us on those pervasive paths that make it impossible to avoid this. The ramifications are endless!

I am intrigued with the layers that this write can attain the reader too. Especially the spiritual aspect. I also enjoyed the force with which these thoughts collided with my mind.

In poetic vision and sanity ...

Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Marvin Kirsh 8/5/2006
Dear Erin: A great sadness can develop in one from those things. "innocent slaughter of innonence" Two of my favorite books from college by Philip Roth about power, nature,the weak strog and survival..."PORTNOYS COMPLAINT" -about a self-seeking,self gratifying person and his frustrations and "WHEN SHE WAS GOOD" young womens struggle to save her self nd an illegitimate child -she and her child seeking shelter were lost to nature in a snow storm. the sorrow and sadness in his eyes(of a character in the family) made him a weak figure-an unfavorite.
I have developed a method from my science knowledge(a scientific method-jokingly) all reactions have an equal and opposite reaction" Those things appearing in our lives -you can apply asa karatee expert could the forces of nature. In example where the road withthe butterflies were-next time you pass by -pull over-use the car -remember the collision-impact-drift a little or touch as if to lift what you estimate the weight of butterflies-focus the car lights flashlights etc,thinkof all the other butterflies,wildlife, animals around to aid you, think al living things have a tower of turning space around to protect them,maybe obstructions growninthe way since then-breath life -lift-reverse of impact-these forces are also for the life of butterflies you msust be sensitive to, are different in every case from yourself. You occupy ful space and so do they where they are at-behind to in front of you etc-where you are is similiar towhere they are. Have a cigarette so you can be located ,movements seen. The focus is on them so ther place that is not where you car collided, make a delay to deliver the aid, if needed like a chain.
So you feel better and so do the butterflies.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/5/2006
MY winged beauties live life on a dare. We are too many for them to escape our machines. Sadly I mourn their loss as well. God gave us winged art to move out spirit to this beauty in motion. I often wonder why more people don't stop to take on this pure and tender beauty as a work of the finest art.
Thank you from my dusty winged beauties.
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