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Liberation

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

An old man leaves
a federal prison,
free at last.
He has spent
most of his life
behind bars
for a crime
he did not commit.

The air is as sweet
as any he has known.
He steps into freedom.

This morning
a white butterfly,
with black accents
I could not identify,
was caught in a spider’s web.

I pulled him from
his bondage.
He was still alive
and eager to fly.

He flew into the forest
rich with oxygen,
a freedom he had thought
would never again be his.

And there in the sundrenched trees
he became giddy
on pulsing, cooling waves of air.

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Dragonfly, Butterfly, and Bee

photographs by Sonja Bingen

Dragonfly, Butterfly, and Bee

Butterfly1

Bee1

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Butterfly on the Prairie Walk

by Sonja Bingen

Butterfly

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Butterfly, Sidewalk, Moss

a photograph by Sonja Bingen

Sidewalk Butterfly

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Swallowtail and Pink Cloves

a photograph by Ethel Mortenson Davis

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Milkweed Flower, Butterfly, and Honey Bee

photograph by Sonja Bingen, our daughter

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Black: A Swallowtail Butterfly

a photograph by Sonja Bingen, our daughter

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