Monarch

When I look up, I see
the wall in front of me,
mirrored butterflies
my daughter bought me,
pressed against sheetrock
and paint, covering punctures,
the latest fluttering
of fun decor and strange
introspection. Do you
know how it feels
to see yourself
in butterflies?

Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine.

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