Gratitude Dance

Caterpillar inched along
the caterpillar path

Marked only in his mind
with determination and zeal

Doing his little gratitude dance
with all his hairy legs
every 2-3 feet or so


Leafing Soon

Caterpillar tiptoed
careful not to put
more than one toe at a time
in the sludge

Nose in the air aloof
beefing up her arguments
“I’ll be leafing soon,”
she said to the wind

When, in fact, she knew
she’d best get on with it…

Caterpillar Dream

A caterpillar
somehow keeps track
of all it’s legs,
while dreaming
of flying