Black Butterfly

by Shawntaye Scott

I am a beautiful black butterfly
Existing in the fiery dark sky
I've spread my wonderful, ebony wings
which enable me to graciously fly.

My vivid, looming darkness in the night
Has an affirming presence that's so right
Great envy, fear and amazement it brings
Setting the caliginous place alight.

People act as though they cannot see me
Because my hue is dark like night, ya see
Although I know they think those thoughts, words, things
I'll continue living, being as I be.

Black Butterfly by Shawntaye Scott

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