Butterfly Girls

I came to as she climbed into the car.

Life until then was mostly devoid of color and generally of happiness itself.

She’s been through some things but so had I.

Two months prior I had my world turned upside down when; six months into my separation that would take another 12 to turn into a divorce, I received a call from my ex informing me that I wasn’t the biological father to the boy we’d raised together for 10 years.

Her blonde hair and blue eyes were great but it’s her voice and mouth that stay with me.

Slinking into a lake in the middle of winter sealed it.

This butterfly became my ice princess.