July 30, 2019

Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes asterius


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.


An Alliteration Poem