The Collector

(Thank you Alfred Shrock for the photo).


I’m the rare and brilliant butterfly
Whose standout stippling caught your eye.
My gauzy, glossy, gossamer wings,
When compared to newer things,
Weren’t so shiny, weren’t so filmy;
But why’d you have to go and kill me?
Pulled and Pressed and Pinned in place,
Imprisoned in a curio case,
I knew not then but on reflection:
I was a fancy add to your bug collection.

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