innocence

i touch a butterfly
for the first time today.
it felt… 
like nothing i’d ever experienced.
such powdery soft wings,
such delicate form,

simple yet intricate in its design.
wow!
bright red with yellow spots
bordered with a shade of black,
the most beautiful creature ever!

sadness overwelmed me
as i had to let it go
but i could never forget
how it leaped
from my fingers into the air
to conquer the world
one flower at a time!