Can you blame the butterfly for fluttering?
For being butterfly?
Can you charge it for the hurricanes?
In Puerto Rico the butterflies have drowned.
In Houston all the pupae have been flushed to sea.
Is weather to be blamed on God?
Is the reason for our flood our sins or
just complexity of turbulence?
Or are there butterflies to blame?
Maybe destiny sounds better
than being held at ransom to the random acts
of butterflies. Still
I marvel at the way a chrysalis is opened
for unfurling of another butterfly —
another hurricane? a tornado or the hail?
or maybe just a drowning blood grape sun
in the silence of the sea.
Today I host a prompt on Physics at toads on Chaos theory. The butterfly effect is one very famous metaphor for a chaotic or highly complex system, where a very small cause have huge consequences. I will also link to poetry pantry tomorrow morning.
September 30, 2017