THE BEETLE AND THE BUTTERFLY - A Love Story, by John Lechner
"It sure is lonely being a butterfly."
"It sure is lonely being a beetle."
"Look, there's a beetle all by himself."
"Look, there's a butterfly. Maybe she's friendly?"
"He probably doesn't notice me. I'll try fluttering my wings."
"Her wings are so beautiful! Mine are just plain and awkward."
"He isn't looking. Maybe he thinks I'm a show off?"
"I don't want to stare, or she'll think I'm staring!"
"I'll fly closer, maybe he'll say hello."
"Oh no, she's coming this way!"
"He must see me by now. Why isn't he saying anything?"
"What should I say? What should I say?"
"Maybe he doesn't want to be bothered?"
"Maybe she doesn't want to talk to me?"
"Why would a well-grounded beetle want to talk with me anyway?"
"I know, as soon as she gets closer, I'll say hello."
"I might as well leave, since he obviously doesn't like me."
"Hey, where is she going?"
"It sure is lonely being a butterfly."
"It sure is lonely being a beetle."