Marching Monarchs

Latin America Special Issue



Words by

Isaac Marshall, age 8

Pictures by

Milly Ruddenklau, age 11

Translation by

Ricardo i Romero

Narration by

Alex Clark

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The sun shines and glows
beating down upon a picture-perfect scene

Swarming by the thousands
A storm of orange and black

Here comes the army
Battle of the butterflies

Trees are their first victims
Leaves fall everywhere

Rustle rustle rustle
Their next victim is the graveyard

They come as if on a highway
pouring in like rush-hour traffic

A tornado in a flutter of wings
A returning supercell

Monarchs on a mission