Butterfly by Joan McNerney

Wrapped in ashen clouds
pale shrouds of sadness.

Constantly I retrace each
dimension of my heart
yet find no refuge.

Wanting to find one thing
to fill the big emptiness.

Within that deep quiet
small awakenings begin.

A fragile butterfly
bright blue flame taking
flight . . .winging up up.

©2018 Joan McNerney


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Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work. Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky and she has four Best of the Net nominations.


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