Caterpillar

I write angry poetry.
But this morning,
I’m not angry.
No, I’m stretching
like a caterpillar,
crossing a jeweled leaf
in late summer,
satisfied having eaten another,
needing nothing more now
than these droplets
on my many feet,
and natural love letters
written in veins,
not thinking of drinking,
but looking up.
Is that a cocoon I see?
 
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Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored five books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water and Bury Me Under a Lilac. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA.

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