A Strange Letter

a fuzzy caterpillar
with tousled filaments
fidgets along curved upper lip,
feet tickling black,
as his tiny head
surfaces into abrupt air.

with dizzy curiosity
he situates new footing
like a rock climber
searching a stronger foothold.

curled into a strange letter,
perhaps an L,
he watches us
before enveloping himself
inside the mailbox.


Quiet Paths said...

I love this. The way the critter moves and senses its direction - I can see it, you caught it - wonderful!

sarah said...

How delightful! And I love your twitter about the Dairy Queen cup. So charming!

anthonynorth said...

Loved this. The natural place for a letter to go.

totomai said...

this has some oriental feel. nicely done

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, this is so vivid, it's fantastic. I can see this guy; I *have seen* him.

m said...

sweet and delightful, I especially like the part about the "curled L"

poeticgrin.com said...

I love the images you've created here, particularly the rock climber. Very unique! Good stuff!

gautami tripathy said...

I can see it moving, curling..

Great images..

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