“Seeking” © Bonnie Matthews Brock


The Butterfly

Night frightened, I rest upon my oars
by the head of your bed.
The hair of yours
like gentle cobwebs, my arms wrapped.
As I take to my heels
from thoughts that shadow me,
invasion of hateful images
the illusion of her lips,
my anguish I bear
the Almighty provide,
nothing I seek for me
but a whisper on the ear.
So I thank you for your comfort
for letting me be
the dream and the sin you breathe in.
In the end, I only pray that you see
the inside of me your figure lives
and in the delight of mine your kisses I sense
like caterpillar feels the butterfly’s gleam.


Ksenija Perković is an emerging writer and a medical laboratory engineer from the capital of Croatia. Her work has appeared in Zero Flash, The Cabinet of heed, and Ad Hoc. Her writing is focused on the emotional aspect of a single character through various times and scenographies. She respects the solitude of her home to write and believes that privacy is the greatest gift to a writer.

Bonnie Matthews Brock is a Florida-based photographer, as well as a school psychologist. Her images have been published in Ibbetson Street, The Somerville Times, Oddball Magazine, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, and Wild Roof Journal. Her work is archived at Harvard University, the University of Buffalo, and Poets House in NYC. Bonnie loves to capture, in images, a very wide range of subjects, and to learn and experiment with shooting and editing techniques.