All Manner of Butterflies

Soon they come – the butterflies –
taking life lightly, no mortgage
payments, no car payments with
two children in college. I forget
myself and float free of concerns
above the scent of grass clippings
in the yard.

Love soaking these white paper
plates with orange slices that
pungent the sun attracting all
manner of butterflies who are
sure that what is free is theirs,
and today everything is free in
this moment.