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Advice from a Caterpillar

When I was an egg, I too, clung onto leaf                               
in shaded safety, hidden underside.                                     And fastened by a pinprick of belief                                      I dared to dream I was a butterfly.                              
A hunger hatched. I ate the home I knew                                then inched along the disappearing green.                                In shedding every skin that I outgrew,                               became a hundred times the size I'd been. 
And now I'm spinning silk to fix my spot                              
Outside remains. Inside I'm changing things.                          
This caterpillar's planning on the lot;                           proboscis and antennae, four bright wings. 
So keep on changing on, my ovoid one.                                 
For who you are has only just begun. 
©  Rachel Rooney
#PoetryDayTTN  #LookInside


Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland

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