Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Mint-green toothpaste

squeezed out over

four velvety inches

with red and yellow


and neon retro-dots -

You are

a plastiform monster

from a children's book

spinning birch leaves

into gold

you wind them up


into spring

and fly


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