The Butterfly Effect

 

the butterfly effect has left us near
                                                        but far

                     it has left a scar        that healers

                                     cannot lift                      it has caused a drift in photons

                             circling our romance

 

       it did not enhance our tidal
                              pool of sea wings and sand rings

                                                 the butterfly effect has dropped
                            a tiny grain of time into our
              honey bowl

 


                                                    it has invaded our soul                and torn                asunder               our heartstring dreams

                            like thunder               

 

                            a sound so small when you were
              near to me

                             it was not even a touch of coolest breeze upon
              a fractal sea

 


       I hear my love the timbre
              fanned out between us
                                                  bitterly
                                                         the butterfly effect

 

                                                              Copyright © 1989 by Robert E. Romanelli