The Immortality of Butterflies

Sabine Miller



1. A Queen Is Borne


Subjectless & without

Dominion adrift

in corridors, a


brushfoot for the mead

O, for the endless


brimful weeds

lift in


     the wake of

its trailing edges



2. The Chrysalis Still Here


Who can de-

cipher my absence


Who shall I say is

whom the sun

powers, having


unraveled even



till under all

around is


Single carpet and sky




Sabine Miller is a writer, visual artist, and qigong practitioner. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Haiku 2013, Lilliput Review, Modern Haiku, Solitary Plover, The Red Moon Anthology, Contemporary Haibun, and Mariposa.