What Would a Caterpillar Do?
Would it suffer from low self-esteem
for not being a butterfly yet?
Would it beat itself on the head
to go faster, faster, faster?
Would it compete with its neighbor
and watch its likes on Facebook?
Would it join a How-To-Become-a-Butterfly support group?
And once it’s a butterfly
would it envy a sparrow for being bigger
or a robin
or an eagle?
What would a caterpillar really do?
Does it think about how to live in peace
or what to do when if it rains?
A caterpillar knows just where it’s supposed to go
every step of the way.
It doesn’t doubt if it’s doing the right thing.
it doesn’t pray to become a butterfly;
it doesn’t sit and wait either.
It doesn’t even want to be a butterfly!
It forgets itself and just goes where it wants to go,
and is happy in the doing.