The Butterfly Jar

Lori releasing "Troyella" by Chuckumentary on Flickr [Creative Commons]

I dedicate this poem to Daniel on the occasion of his 35th birthday.

The Butterfly Jar
by Jeffrey Moss

We had a jar with a butterfly.
We opened the lid and it flew to the sky.
And there are things inside my head
Waiting to be thought or said;
Dreams and jokes and wonderings are
Locked inside, like a butterfly jar.
But then, when you are here with me,
I can open the lid and set them free.

The world can be a lonely place sometimes, especially if you find yourself a stranger in a strange land. May you all be blessed with the good fortune of having someone in your life with whom you can open the butterfly jar.

[Photo credit: Chuckumentary]

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