The Helmet

For Carrie’s Sunday Muse BlogSpot.

The Helmet
“The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.” – Richard Bach

inside the helmet the human has turned to sticks.
radiation has obliterated human life.
only the butterflies remain
trying to see inside.
what a wonderful world with butterflies
instead of humans.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carrie V. H.
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 21:52:00

    I agree Toni. A world of butterflies would be a wonderful place! 🦋


    Oct 27, 2019 @ 22:16:48

    Yes, the butterfly seems much more human in this shot!


  3. Lori
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 11:08:48

    Inside the human is gone and outside the traces of humanity have disappeared as well. Leaving the butterfly to carry on, the burden now light upon his wings.


  4. Beverly Crawford
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 11:44:07

    Somber thoughts inspired by the photo!


  5. Susie Clevenger
    Oct 28, 2019 @ 17:51:07

    Oh, if only humans could be more like butterflies.


  6. Rob Kistner
    Oct 30, 2019 @ 19:33:22

    I like the edge in your message here Toni. What wonderful realities, were it only flutter-bees.


    • kanzensakura
      Oct 30, 2019 @ 19:56:45

      Thank you Rob. The pic actually brought to mind, oddly enough, the quote from Anthony Bourdain about fuzzy animals

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  7. Fireblossom
    Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:19:12

    flit flit flit flit!


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