Lopsided Butterfly

shifts to trust
with one required
base pair reassignment

drop the grand Hoax
shush the lies to self and other
sink back into your primordial slime
reorganize, safely within your self-made cocoon

add the ultimate Sacrifice
give up who you are
emerge with naked wings exposed
trusting-self to know, who is/is not that kind of hungry

Subtype 1 – truST;
seekers are not made for trust
have a little extra need – indeed
seek Self-Trust
a different species entirely

Subtype 2 – truF;
beware, with this species
comes a risky mutation.
replaces a base pair, ST
with a cocky single, F

i wonder if
a single nucleotide for the price of a base pair
is a good-for-evolution
kind of trade.

I guess I will ask
the lopsided

oh look,
it flew away.

it was never here.

F, is for Fictional
Fictional truF,
keep your eye out
for this lopsided breed.

image by my favorite visual artist, Aykut Aydoğdu. Please visit his online studio.

first published, Caustic Frolic, Spring 2019

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