Elegy for a Butterfly
Elegy for a Butterfly is a collection of poetry, prose, and photography that is woven together to tell a story of love, loss, and letting go. To be released on February 5, 2019.
my love, my sweet, my true...you were not just a star in the sky. you were the whole wide sky entirely. the vast expanse of my gaze swirling in shapes, colors, and sounds. and i tried so desperately to transcend mere words so that i could express what it really was in my heart to say: something a thousand times the power of "i love you." but i failed to do so every time. i fail to do so every time.
there is so much extraordinary suffering in the dark spaces of this sullied world. who am i to know such joy? why should i ask for more? a true man does not demand more than what he deserves. it is only fair then that i should lose her. reasonable to expect the sun would set. that a night should come where my lips would never meet hers again.
the earth was never so soft as it was when i laid against it with you to imbibe the oceans of sky, which imbued us renewed with a love we knew was true. pillowed by the midnight’s dew, our fingers traced an astral path to a time where our dreams for each other could blur askew into one harmonious line. and the air was never as sweet as the swallow i drew from the kiss of your lips. and the moon never illumined as brightly as when reflected from our eyes. and never will there be a moment that i will cherish more than that singular expanse of infinity. you. me. we. us.