These lines of verse are dedicated to Bette, my dear friend, who lives with such grace!
the Tiger Swallowtail winging gracefully into the daylight
joy springing as the wind carries it past the dawn
delicately lighting on the milkweed plant at the end of its flight
taking in the life-giving drink of the gods
living in harmony… one giving freely to the other
perpetuating the cycle of creation applauds