White Butterflies

While illness
the earth
and people
are contagious
and dying
the heavens
shower upon
the earth
a gentle rain.
Grass grows
bright green and
blossoms fall
off the trees,
leaving the
trees green
as well with
their new fruits
and nuts.

White butterflies
appear suddenly
on the first
day of Spring.
One flutters in
the front yard and
another dances in
the back yard.
They let me
see them briefly
then fly away
on a new adventure.
They are my signs
of hope of life, of
happiness, and of
God. I pause and
give gratitude for
life,family, friends,
my home & food,
blessings from above.
--Jennifer C., Adult