(Listen to the poem here)

I’d never seen a butterfly

in town before.

On Calle Dos de Mayo

in Cuautla

there was one,

red, black and big

and beautiful

and making stops
at all the same

shop windows

I went staring at.

                                                                                            Phillip Hill 2007



(This poem is included in my book The Observation Car which is available from

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