Volume 20, Number 4

Saving the World?

Sure, I’ll take a stab at it.
How about

butterflies? How about caring
that the Homerus swallowtail,

the largest of its genus in
the western hemisphere, is

nearly extinct?
Now dilate

that feeling, like a camera
lens panning across

a field of swallowtails. Make
that field mean something

bigger. Orange, maybe
fire flying. Pretend

you can’t catch it
with nets. Let it burn.

—Stacia M. Fleegal