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Dance With a Caterpillar

I danced with a caterpillar today.

Ours was an accidental meeting.

I was strolling the poolside concrete

Of conglomerate rock

That was secretly embedded

within a sacred forest retreat.

Me …

Not sacred.

On the run

From God’s intimacy.

The caterpillar …

Being profoundly itself

As it etched its path

Across the miniature mountainous terrain.

In the stillness of the moment

Caterpillar and I met,

An unexpected introduction

Of worm and wo(man).

Me …


The caterpillar …

Profoundly itself

Without question.

As each moment

unfolded into seconds;

Each second into the next,

We paused

In motionless introduction.

Telescopic was our meeting