One perspective

The caged butterfly beats wings
against captivity, hostage to forces
beyond the walls imprisoning it. 
Arresting (and attractive) orange 
(dotted with black) elegance — 
I am enchanted by such
spunky thrashing against its netted bondage,
beauty bound for something more.

What makes me move on past 
the incongruous scene (set behind 
an inhibiting screen) is the thought
(or is it hope?) that the lattice serves as shield,
protecting the gentle innocence within,
armor against the elements — a matter
of perspective authentically mine,
beset with doubts until it’s out of view.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for so many prompts:

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

19 thoughts on “One perspective

  1. I love “protecting the gentle innocence within,
    armor against the elements” Beautiful words and thoughts
    although a different perspective indeed, as being caged is more the opposite 🙂

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  2. This is absolutely stunning! ❤️ I especially love and resonate with; “protecting the gentle innocence within, armor against the elements.” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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