Hen Party

Fine feathered friends

Consider destination

Eat here or move on?

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n.b. It is often tricky getting a diverse group of acquaintances to stick to an itinerary. Someone voices an alternative, discussion ensues, original plans go to cock. Travelling solo has advantages, but for laughs an outing with your mates takes some beating.

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n.n.b. The hens, with token male in tow, decided to head off to the open field next.

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CLP 12/01/2020

Butterfly (III)

Scarce Swallowtail, France 2017

Flitting

From fruit to flower

As if by random chance

Following the sweetest scent

Unsettled by slightest tremor

Fluttering to fresh space

Sets down, silent, still

Absorbing heat of Sun

Full expanse of detail, colour, beauty

Revealed in staccato stretches

Then open display

She flew after

Gently removing

Each of my wings*

And leaving me

Learning to walk again

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n.b. Wings intact, just removed for safe-keeping.

CLP 05/01/2020