Death of a Caterpillar
What happens when a caterpillar dies?
Socrates asked his pupils on the summit of the acropolis
Is it gone? Is it dead?
He said as he watched their glimmering eyes.
What comes of that incremental soul?
The one a caterpillar sheds.
Is a sluggish life
All that caterpillar has to give?
Or is its living a constant fight
A symbol for our strife?
It is the never ending lie
That death is holding all our souls.
For what a caterpillar calls the end
The rest of the world calls a butterfly.
“What a caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”- Lao Tzu