Because he teaches butterflies

By Michele Vavonese
By Michele Vavonese

By  Karen S. Córdova

for Francisco X. Alarcón

I give him
gratitude the color of deep ink-ocean
words   waves from that genesis before
the beginning of learning   flutter of wings
of inspiration   for his presence is inbreath
cocoon of floricanto   as each student learns
metamorphosis   to exhale poetry is to fly

Published in La Bloga: Floricanto for Francisco, February 2, 2016

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