Tug Back Truth | Mark Heathcote

Take and tug back control

When does a butterfly
Take and tug back control
Brutally blown this way and that
Steadily somersaulting 
Under an invisible spell
I sense it's on an explorative
Journey to discover its weft
Its length of silk its weight in gold
Own primordial unfolding goal  
When does a butterfly
Change course with the intent purpose
Knowing what flowers allure
Have the best of all hearts     
My how they flutter about 
Directionless then settle
With such artful aplomb finesse  
Weightless with zero gravity
Through an open-dressed flora door  
Could this be one day, me and you? 
Could I ask to be weightless? 
Have zero-plus gravity one day with you.
Fasten and affix your delicate feet 
Your claws around my flowers- 
Amber sacred heart my love
When does a butterfly
Play out its last tug of war
And pin its heart to the wall 
Never to fall
With such artful aplomb finesse  
Weightless with zero gravity
Settle to find peace,
It will never experience afresh again.

Tiger Swallowtail
©2023 C.L.R.

Truth be known

Our leaders are greedy, deceitful fools
bullies who never fired a gun or threw a punch
yet, take all your pocket money at vestibules
and ate out free every day for lunch 
pockets lined later to sit on a backbench.

You cannot sugar-coat the lies I'm hearing
the truth isn't a cake you can add icing too 
you can't change the height of the ceiling
compensate facts for fiction or sail a canoe
backwards up a waterfall, can you? 

The planet is in trouble but lets all fly 
let's take a jet and later on in a cavalcade 
meet up to discuss global warming and comply 
to make-good pledges made in masquerade, 
make-good nuclear silos, uranium in retrograde.

©2023 Mark Heathcote
All rights reserved

Mark Heathcote…

…is an adult learning-difficulties support worker. He has poems published in journals, magazines, and anthologies both online and in print. He resides in the UK, and is from Manchester. Mark is the author of “In Perpetuity” and “Back on Earth,” two books of poems published by Creative Talents Unleashed.


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