It is still too soon for the spring generation to fly back north, for now, the butterflies will remain in Mexico and the warmer parts of California. If the butterfly lives in the Eastern part of the country they will migrate to Mexico and hibernate in oyamel fir trees. If they live west of the Rocky Mountains, they will migrate to Pacific Grove, California and hibernate in the eucalyptus trees. Every year, the fourth generation of butterflies migrate to the same trees of their predecessors to take part in a yearly ritual of hibernation. But sadly, people are cutting down enough of the butterfly's favorite trees that conservationists are concerned for their survival.
Never An Act of Destruction: Migration, Journeys or Butterflies?
"A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order
Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths.
Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle
consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult."
Day after gray day dawns as the
Mystery of the polar vortex chokes this
Nation of dire consequences.
People with dead hearts sit in the
Ornate building on the hill, built of
Marble, cast iron, sandstone.
Surrounded by things that last. Enduring.
Hearts dead, they luxuriate in comfort.
What journey brought them to the
Empty place where they make laws that
Deprive beautiful little children of food?
What money, power, luxury enticed them to
Migrate a hateful path that empowers them to
Take away help that people so deeply need?
Would that they were like the butterflies.
Swooping and swarming in beauty, sharing
With those of their species, cycling through
Life spreading wonder, joy and mystery.
Ephemeral, never enduring, flight in air then
Lighting on a branch to display their color with
Never an act of destruction.
Would that those who drive our nation were
More like the butterflies.
©Ruby S. Jones
Thank you, rubyr ♥
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