Caterpillar Lessons

Don’t float around

on emotional wings,

and fail to lay

a foundation for things.

Wanting dreams to come true

without any real effort,

intentions focused on the fantasy

to which the mind always diverts.

Sandcastles built on the shoreline,

All soon wash out to sea,

Likewise those opportunities

Now lost from sight, turned memories.

Learn how caterpillar turns butterfly

Rising from its dark cocoon,

Evolving through life’s rhythm,

Paced to its own tune.

Ria – 2015