Where do butterflies go to die?

dead-butterflies

Dead ButterfliesYou know winter has arrived when you find the delicate, desiccated corpses of summers butterflies lying scattered, like confetti, on the beach…  the stencils on their tissue-wings drained of vibrant colour, stark and tragically beautiful in their uncommon stillness.

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By Aisha Ashraf

Aisha Ashraf is a nomadic Irish writer of creative non-fiction and poetry, currently based on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga First Nations, in Ontario, Canada. Her work has been published in River Teeth, The Huffington Post, and the UK’s Independent and Daily Telegraph newspapers.

4 comments

  1. How beautifully described. Here in Amsterdam, I’ve been finding the corpses of bees, with our barmy warm weather here this year, they have definately been outliving their time…

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