Midnight in the kitchen.
The 99 cent bubbles
right after another down the drain,
each one another hopeful contestent for the Miss America Pageant...
savoring her moment of fame,
bottom lip quivering,
then disappearing forever...
Tiny little Hungry Man Dinner carrots
but pretending for a moment to be orange buoys in a silver sea.
I turned the water on harder.
Hot and Cold.
Everything at once.
I splayed my fingertips under the spigot, water splattering, spraying, splashing everywhere.
And then I saw them.
The butterfly wings.....