Once I had a butterfly garden,
and every day I was treated
to displays of fluttering beauty.

Despite enjoying its charms,
I sometimes grumbled
when tending to the wild garden
during the heat of summer.

Now that garden is a memory.
I look out of my window and
see shimmering water, trees,
and a few blooming plants.

Most days I am content.
But, where are the butterflies?
Two danced by my window  
yesterday, but were quickly gone.

Today, I am longing for butterflies.
and wondering if I must
seek them out
and apologize
for once taking them for granted.

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