“Inconsequential” you say
Do you mean like dominoes?
Do you mean like a jack-in-the-box?
Do you mean like a haunting future realization?
In petrified palpitations
Even the ephemeral flutter
Of a Swallowtail’s paired canvas
Initiates air currents
Invitations to a vortex of a tempest
Sanctioned by fractions
Of the laws of non-linear dynamics
Of fidelity decay
Is how to treat a butterfly
Aaishah Mayet was born and bred in the City of Gold, Johanesburg, South Africa. She currently works in the Healthcare sector which, for her, has bridged the frontiers of our shared human experience. As a self-confessed bibliophile of many years, literature remains, at once, her teacher and her sanctuary. Her works include Haiku published in the Lotosblute, as well as: