A Butterfly’s Plight

Are butterflies frightened as caterpillars
Cocooned in uncertainty and unfamiliar?
Waiting patiently, for only time would tell,
Whether they'd fare well or farewell.

How do they fare when fear envelops them?
And what of fears when no longer cocooned in?
Does what was ever damage a butterflies wings?
And does metamorphosis ever bring the unexpected?

~ Ervin Welsh

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