(Photo credit: Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve Staff)
Given these times,
It’s fun to think that just last fall
A flash of orange discovery was the frozen flesh of a monarch.
I rushed to save her.
Nailpolish, they said.
My stomach turned.
Instead, respite from the cooler temps and sugar water squeezed into cotton and sprinkled on leaves.
In a small container, locked in the den, safe from resident felines.
At last, little one, a week of warmth to guide you home.
Spring has sprung and the journey north to Texas has begun.
Will you be among the millions?
Will you be one to fly?