Words and Music by Beth Wheeler

We soared aloft, our hearts entwined
My butterfly, my desert flower
Never earthbound, we
A prism gleam in your white wings
Reflected morning sun
And light of gravid moon

But where is my true heart tonight?
My butterfly, my desert flower?
Earth has struck you down
And folded under your bright wings
Reflected travesty
Through coruscating moon

And will you ever see the fruit,
My butterfly, my desert flower,
That of our love has grown?
Of moon and sunlight, dance and flight
Reflection of your soul
Within my heart and womb?

Endure, my love, come back to me
My butterfly, my desert flower,
Escape ensnaring earth
And soar amidst the oldest dance
Reflection of our love
In desert flower's bloom


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