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LIFESPAN OF THE GENUS LYCAEIDES MELISSA SAMUELIS by Joy Bye

       3-5 days

to list

       through the wild 

       blue lupines

        

       feeding 

       on horseweed

       beebalm

        

       a light

       coating of sweetness 

       from their undersides

        

       rising

       in mass

       to copulate amongst the ants

        

       and

       kiss

       my cheeks with their lavender wings

                       before disintegrating as

        

        

          water to rock to sand.

             

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