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Monarch butterfly

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I see a beautiful monarch butterfly Gliding up in the backdrop of sky Widespread wings caressed softly By the sun and kissed by the wind Arresting beauty of the universe In the fleeting geometric pattern Suspends me in numb awe I see the complexity of life dialectics Moving smoothly from one life form To the other through reincarnation Of one being passing through stages So extremely distinct and separate So uniquely uniform and wholesome In one passionate attempt to reach The perfection of lightness of being Expressed in the pattern of wings A tiny egg at the edge of a leaf Of an orange milkweed hatches Into a hungry caterpillar that is Focused on eating and storing Energy of leaves sun, and wind Like solar panels equipped with Tesla batteries absorbing sunrays And converting them into energy Of life then hanging itself on a branch Upside down like crucified Peter Slowly transforming into green Magical shell that guards miracle Of inexplicable transmutation Happening inside steadfast cocoon Where a caterpillar’s sleepy form Mysteriously being transformed Into a totally new living being With one primary genetic ring Holding the secret of life Around which magical wings Painted in arresting ornaments Striking colors of stripes and rings Butterfly emerges one morning Out of the shell that she was confined And flies into the blue open skies Does it remember any of her past stages Or each time she starts from the scratch And sees this world in arresting awe Over and over again as if she Has never seen it before Just like we do every time we are born?

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