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The butterfly affect

While driving roads aware before,
I see a fluttered butterfly's chaotic
dancing the wind over pathway.
Quickly swerving to left then right,
winged dance intuits my gestures
and gently follows the queues.
Unable to avert I slam it's wings
to my front-end, a plastic grill.
No matter what part, the deed
is done, so too, the butterfly.
I'd end the butterfly today
and it's effect, affects me
though it didn't mean to anymore
than I would intention to transform
it into a moistened hood ornament.
But it's lumen to the grill of my car,
sensitive dependence on initial conditions,
marks my mind and emotions, to note
the worlds minute loss of tender creature,
while I gaze over passing fields and notice
karma, crows, corn rows, and butterflies.

© agoodguy2have 2010-09-14

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Posted: Sep 2010

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Very nice GG!
Reminds me of the movie "Sliding Doors."

We are all but a pebble to the ocean, no?

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
~ Chief Seattle

so touching, GG. soft yet powerful. wonderful! and at least you didn't end up with the back end of a bunny sticking out of your grill...OMG, the GUILT. blues bouquet
Enjoyed your drive too, I think you landed near my steet! Yes we are all in the same stewteddybear
Nice write goodguy! beer
Extremely colorful well written
All the best
Blessings and love always
I love your writing, GG. You are da man! cheers
One of the best poems posted.....The authors ability to switch the readers mind to inner life in the last few lines is beyond...a special make u are GG....
Nice one my friend, a theory that is always fascinating, and a good play on words with the title.
I am entirely with you on this one; Chaos theory, Quantum chaos..the beat of a tiny bird's wings can effect the entire universe, due to the connectedness. I admire your grasp of the maths and love the way you make it poetically and spiritually beautiful,,,well done!
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