Leftover butterfly scales Like pixie dust on my windshield Nothing seems extraordinary Until the sunlight strikes them The refracting light causes my favorite phenomenon A small, metallic rainbow bursts forth From otherwise 'typical' butterfly dust Dad said, the reason they are called 'Lepidopdra' Was because their scales are akin to the reptile Fascinating these creatures carry rainbows too I wonder just how many tiny rainbows there are If we just stood silent for a moment ANd looked around what magic we'd find ?

10/27/11