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Poem by Linda M. Crate – Butterfly Like a Unicorn April 20, 2016

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i saw a butterfly that wasn’t quite blue
so my friend and i said he was
dainty and tiny with wings
refusing to be captured
on camera
he evaded our capture
like a unicorn,
and i wonder what we would have done
had we captured him upon the lens
and found that his wings
were just blue
instead of purple to punish us for the crime
of exposing him to the world;
some things are better left unknown and unseen
merely felt and appreciated.


Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015.  Her poetry collection Sing Your Own Song is forthcoming through Barometric Pressures Series.