Thursday, September 25, 2014

Headline Poem 9/25/14 -- A Caterpillar's View

Today I read an article about Caterpillar Inc. They are opening a new laboratory at University of Illinois. This inspired today's headline poem. 

A Caterpillar's View

Open petals fall to make 
a house, 
without the glass and without the stones 
because down here amongst the
weeds that grow without being planted
and the shadows that live alongside the sun 
and the moss which slips but does not always slide,
nostrils flared with anger 
all look the same, 
     and we  
just don't see the point in that.