Nancy Byrne Iannucci is a historian from Troy, NY. Her work is published in numerous publications including Riggwelter, The Mantle, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Gargoyle, and Autumn Sky Poetry Daily. Her first book of poetry, Temptation of Wood, was recently published by Nixes Mate Review.
If only we were butterflies
For John Keats We could ride with the macrolepidoptera clade / wear kaleidoscopic jackets / be wild, wild! / live like we had less than a month to leave / crash all the colorful parties / we could drink fast / sip through straws / float drunk / in the rain / like reckless rock stars / then sit & shake in the sun / we could cross over / from chrysalis to this / we could speak in vibrations / hover / between realms/ half in & half out / never revealing what we know.