Black Butterflies

The black butterfly

Synonymous with the African American experience

Having been through drastic changes

That resolve with beauty that is not just skin deep…

No, Black Butterflies are not just the reflection of you or me.


Initiated from what’s within

Their majesty is in

Their reaction to a set of circumstances

He nor she created, yet still lived through gracefully.


A chrysalis of sorts

One that tells the story of the invisible toils and trials

That molded beautiful beings from caterpillar-like shapes

Into the abstract artistry of freedom...