There is species of minute butterfly,
so tiny they can barely be seen

They exist only in the human eye
and flit one to the other when something
is seen that simply cannot be

The name of the genus is Nevereverus

They are only here to keep us from harm
the lifespan is usually very short, depending

They evolved in the famous
Cloud of unknowing
yes that one!

Like the time when I was only sixteen
and they told me my mother had died
a cloud of them flew across my face

We all have them, but because they
are in our own eyes we can’t see them
a fleeting memory may flutter on occasion

They have no real existence so
what good is that?

Only those who love us can see them
None of it really changes anything, but
it does soften the blow