Butterflies are becoming extinct.
A butterfly catcher, who walks alone,
eats alone and sleeps alone,
hastens their departure.
He has no one to touch or embrace,
never smiles or laughs, and lives on cans
of Tuna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Afraid of the dark, he sleeps with the TV on
and cries himself to sleep sucking his thumb.
He searches for the breathtaking beauty
of migrating Monarchs— chloroforms them
in a killing jar, then grasps them by the thorax,
and orgasms while stabbing them with a pin.
Although this butterfly catcher fits
the algorithm code of a serial killer,
catching butterflies may prevent him
from collecting human beings.
Only caterpillars weep.