Like Lovers Parting


monarch and flower
kissed by the sun
one final embrace
before the journey’s begun

Gathered and Dispersed

the congregation
of monarchs
billows away

The Gardener

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his work
is his vocation
the duty of pollination

Convening

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clatter and clamor
news swap and weather reports
before the southern journey

The Migration of Melt

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the brook breaks free
and runs for the river
longing to unite with the sea

Assembly


In the Northeast Kingdom
monarchs flock to the butterfly bush
before their pilgrimage south to sunny Mexico.