Saturday, February 07, 2015
Which came first, the butterfly or human royalty?
What is the etymology of the entomology?
Dictionaries relegate insects to a secondary meaning.
For my money, they should be first.
This -- this one-tenth of an ounce -- this bug
navigates its way to a certain mountain in Mexico
every third generation. From Canada.
Powered by milkweed and true monarchial instinct.
Prince Charles, chauffeur-driven via the best GPS
would end up in New Jersey. Holed up in a five-star.
Exhausted and complaining of the room service.
Not to mention Henry the 8th. Whence did it originate?
Was it an awe-filled scientist, breathlessly declaring:
This -- this is the epitome of what humanity should revere.
Or was it a servant in the shadows of a castle whispering:
Everyone here is as majestic as... those butterflies!
God help us, and be damned all language
if it was that secondary thing.
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