Egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly
This natural magic of transformation
Can happen to you too. Time makes you
More beautiful. Human metamorphosis
Liberates souls. Such a rare achievement
Requires an emptying of the mind and a deep (and so painful) compassion.
Defeat your expectations; free yourself and you will see
The passing beauty of a butterfly.
Butterflies live for about a week
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Butterflies do not have mouths.
Butterflies need the warmth of the sun to fly by.
Butterflies can see red, yellow, and green.
A butterfly's skeleton is on the outside of her body.
The wings of a butterfly are transparent.
Tiny scales give their wings colour.
The souls of saints fly by metempsychosis
Into the bodies of butterflies
As they flutter hour after hour from flower to flower
Tasting the nectar through their proboscis
Remembering the caterpillar's cocoon
And speculating upon the depths and heights of eternity.