Carolyn lost a butterfly. He fluttered away Like a leaf caught up In a mean wind. He reached out for her to hold him To this side of life...but she had No strength nor any authority. She knew and he knew. So...he slipped away quietly. No more fight. No more struggle. In life, Tommy chased dreams much Like real butterflies, who flutter From flower to flower, sucking life While spreading it. They say that time heals, But after all these years, Her heart still ills. Thus, she has adopted the Streets as her child. She picks up things here and there Keeping her child clean. She has become a butterfly, Fluttering around... With no flower to land on.