(Poem & Art) Caterpillar by Andrea Nicki and Liz Darling

Art by Liz Darling

You’re back to caterpillar
going inch by inch
but this time you have a strut
bolder colours, bristles
are less appetizing for predators
You have more courage to be out
in the open, to hang by a thread
in the winds of chance
more trust you will be blown
to an opportune perch
You are more worldly
You have learned better places
to hide and when to go underground
or blend in with your surroundings
You feel a new sociability, attunement
to others on the same journey
follow the lead of a mighty procession

Meet Mago Contributors Andrea Nicki and Liz Darling.