The frozen butterflies will bleed in green
As ice cave algae in the pumice desert –
They rise, desert us, copper wings unseen.
The hummingbirds with syrup wings sing red
As artic cacti bloom in salted prairies –
They drink the silver nectar from your head.
The broken bats betray us, breathing blue
As deep-sea alpine orchids make us wary –
They build the golden lips that we are due.