Caterpillar Dreams

IMG_3636Slowly
I crawl
feeding
blade by blade

on the edge
falling
and feeding

can’t stop eating
yet hungry all the time

wondering if these leaves
will fulfill me

haunted
or blessed
by
hints of
of a larger life

I dream
of flight
spun from silk

A preparation
for a slow death

through a
daredevil
dance of dissolution

my larval life
liquefies

imaginal buds
proliferate

I will surrender to
sleep and
a surprise
transformation

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