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April 20, 2017

The End is Really the Beginning. {Poem}

What does a caterpillar think

Is happening to the world when

He lays down in his cocoon

And everything is dark

And everything still

And his body starts to change?

Does his whole body ache,

So much so that he thinks his

World is ending?

Does he think this is the end?

Does he think his body is falling

Apart?

He must feel his world crumbling

Chaos

Darkness

Change.

Does he know he is growing

Wings so he can fly above

It all

And soar with the wind?

Does he know he is growing legs

And he is growing the most beautiful artwork for wings

And he will be able to lift himself

Off the ground

He once was stuck to?

Probably not.

When your life is filled with darkness

And your body starts to ache,

Your world is unrecognizable—

Remember the caterpillar

Who curls up thinking that this his final darkness

And his body is failing him,

Who is only but changing

And who awakens one morning to a new life,

A new body—

A butterfly.
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Author: Liz Brenna
Image:  Mark Ingle/Flickr
Editor: Lieselle Davidson

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