Some changes in life happen so slowly,
we don't even realize they've taken place.
Other changes happen right before our eyes,
allowing us to observe metamorphosis first hand.
From tiny larvae sent in the mail,
to hairy caterpillars spinning silk
and growing plump overnight,
to iridescent hanging chrysilides,
gently paced in a new home
to leave behind what they once were
and take on a completely new identity,
emerging as new creatures
far more amazing and beautiful
than they ever were before.
fly little butterfly, fly
and the one we worried about,
thought might not make it,
the one with the misshapen cocoon,
the bent antennae,
was the fastest flyer of all.