Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Butterfly Selfies Valentine

Here is the culprit the Gulf Fritillary butterfly
Laying its eggs on the leaves that hatch
Into caterpillars which completely devour
The vine ultimately killing it
And then those same caterpillars
Curl up in little blankets to sleep it all off
And wake up weeks later as butterflies again 
What???  Science says 'life cycle' 
This is like a card trick or a display
Of proficiency by some god of the seasons
A picture of how matter is transformed
Which is like a kind of breathing a magic code
Made commonplace like electricity
So no one notices it anymore how every
Material thing is born as a work of art
And must lose itself to find itself again

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