Wednesday Poetry

I Wish I Were a Butterfly

By Billie Daddario

I wish I were a caterpillar

With many legs

Munching leaves

I’d spin a cocoon

I’d sleep for a month.

And then I’d come out

Beautiful with all that knowing

Of the caterpillar. All that

Secret knowing of the

Caterpillar I’d be wise and beautiful

And then I’d fly away.

Alas, I’m only me

I don’t eat leaves

I can’t spin a cocoon

I’m not secretly wise

I’m just me.

And me as me as I’ll ever be.

From now till the day that I die.

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