Friday, September 25, 2015


where are they now
those caterpillars
having eaten
the last of
the green leaves

bare knobby stems
remnants of a once vibrant

the way tired bones
joined in skeletal array
wait for med students
to count them

© gillena cox 2015

Written for the prompt by Gayle Walters Rose
'Jisei, Japanese Death Poems' - at