Worm Soup


DNA delectable,

molecules changing places,

neither wanderer nor wonder.

In a tepid, liquid dance,

remaking my lowly self—

creation in destruction.

Worm gravy,

liquid life recipe

in a transformation prison.

No going back—aiming higher.

Breaking free—the final push,

bursting my chrysalis crucible.

Perched wet,

perched dry,

hallowed in flight.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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15 Responses to Worm Soup

  1. That fellow looks like he’s been through the ringer. I am sure he is grateful for the necter you have provided.

    • I had hoped to find a moth or butterfly to photograph to go with this poem about metamorphosis. I went out to take a pic of my lilac, and this little guy fell onto the flower as I was snapping! I have a feeling a bird may have gotten him, and he fell with that injured wing. But after 3 pics, he flew off.

  2. susansplace says:

    Poor guy! Looks like he had a rough time! Beeeeutiful lilac!

  3. Eve Redwater says:

    Mmm, lilacs! So pretty~ I love this poem Lilly, I can see the churning of change… I really like these lines, too: “Worm gravy,/liquid life recipe/in a transformation prison.” 😀

  4. hello, ms. lily,

    what a wonderful bloom! thanks for showing us… 🙂 i love the poetry, it sounds like Bio told in a sweet, non-frigthening way… did you name the butterfly, btw? ^^ regards! 🙂

  5. Shez says:

    LOVE you photo. I can almost smell the lilacs!!

  6. katehobbs says:

    A beautiful and rich photograph. The colours of the lilac and the mottling of the butterfly are stunning. Can’t wait to smell those lilacs for myself. We are a few weeks behind you but they are on their way.

  7. georgiakevin says:

    I have never read any of your work that I haven’t been completely in awe of . Your work is incredible. This poem really makes me think.

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