if I accept
that the delicate
flutter of a butterfly’s
wings can alter
the manifest world

if I know this
in the deepest
heart of myself,
then it’s plain
we’re one vast body

if a tiny tremble
a mere shiver
as man’s war
ignites a shift

then the movement
of love in my
small realm

2023 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

7 thoughts on “if

  1. Sylvia Tepper

    Oh I love this one. I would probably have entitled it ³If² I had to ponder the first verse and wonder if I, too, accept that a butterfly¹s wings can alter the manifest world. Good thought-provoking! Thank you, XO Sylvia


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