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Top Drawer Essay — Butterfly wishes

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We admired the butterflies of Carpenter Country all summer.

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The elusive swallowtail, who never sat still long enough…

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…to get a clear photo…

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…no matter how we wished she would.

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The clouded yellow butterfly…

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…who was much more obliging.

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Now, at summer’s end, the butterflies are gone.

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And today only a single gossamer wing remained…

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…as fragile as the memory of yesterday’s wishes.

What did you wish for this summer?

 

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***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.

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