an ironic name to give a butterfly
                           one gets the distinct impression
                           deposed, have been
                           in the bloodiest of purges
                           in whispers we cheer them on
                           from the shadowy sidelines
                           eagerly await and pray for
                           their regime’s triumphant return
                           plant flowers
                           and usher it in


Photo by Erin Minuskin on Unsplash

Jerome Berglund

Jerome Berglund has had poetry exhibited or forthcoming in seventeen publications to date, including this year Poet’s Choice, the Raw Art Review, the Elevation Review, Nine Cloud Journal, the Silent World in Her Vase, and most recently Barstow & Grand.