Saturday, February 15, 2014


Caterpillar is a hairy word
with its column of legs
undulating silkily like water,

a concertina of soft and boneless balloons
pillaging Edens,

eating, secreting and sleeping
one long night

with no mortal remains,
without urn or cemetery
catapulting into butterfly.

E. A. Costa 15 February 2014

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