butterfly gang

Illustration by Katy Jorgensen

I want to join a butterfly gang
to whirl and loop and flutter and hang

I want to fly so high to feel like I
could touch the moon.

I want to sneeze ca – ca – ca – coon!

I want to be as colorful as a field of flowers.
To live outside in sun, clouds or showers

Yes a butterfly gang
where we all have special
butterfly names

Like GreatWingtheStrong
and AntentasSoLong
and BigEyeTheDisguise
and SilkWeaverTheWise.

But for now I'll just have to use scissors and paint
to make myself practice wings while I wait.