Blackened Butterflies

Ripped from the sky
by wild sulfurous tongues,
acrid embers flash.
Seething hissing snaps
inhale vaporized, smoke-charred wings.
Trailing pulverized billows,
corpuscular detritus of summer’s languid bobbing
devoured by black-toothed beatific grins.
Gasping wheezes of violet twilight
salute the corpse of forest freedoms
stolen by the screaming contagion
of our interminable coming night.

12 lines of free verse

Published by HikerAngel

I love to write. I primarily focus on female characters who become more beautiful and powerful, but I also write just about everything else, from poetry to comedy to horror. I have a number of short stories freely available on,, and

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