caterpillar’s day…

Good day,

Says caterpillar

There is no telling

What I will become

Before this life is over

Before this day is done

I’ve had my fill of leaves

Wandered wide and far

Among grasshoppers

And, in danger

From feisty feathered thieves

Now this branch is withered

Now my time is nigh

To rest my weary heart

And weave my blessed bed

The world about me slows

Until it comes full stop

I don’t know if or when

My breath draws in

Or if it truly drops

Like a shadow creeping

Misty and unceasing

I’ve done all I can

And all I ever could

As caterpillar me

Now I lay me down to rest

And someday when I awaken

To the flowers

And to the sky

Perhaps then

I will know the answers

To the questions

Of when and where and why

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ellie894 July 7, 2020