In the long diamond years of my life
I wonder how it is I have fallen into a world
Of ever-changing butterflies
That like to flash and change before your eyes.
Something, I am sure, no human has seen before.
They fly beside you,
their tiny wings like fans, cooling the skin
No need to rush or hurry life, they seem to say.
I wish I had this whispered to me years ago
I would have slowed down, making time for life’s wonders
The magic and splendour we so often let pass by…
© Anita Dawes 2021