July 30, 2019

Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes asterius

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On slender stalk

Prolegs prop the pudgy

Dill demolisher

Fennel finisher

Carrot cruncher

Celery savorer

These fleshy stubs stick to stems

Enabling efficient eating and

Methodical mandible munching

In a day’s duration

Leaving nothing but a stark stripped stem

Upon which perches a plump pre-pupa.

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An Alliteration Poem

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