Written by Paris Williams


To begin life with such ravenous hunger

Yet to mature into a noble pollinator

With your footprint so light

And your gift so bright


To surrender to the most courageous of acts

…disintegrating your entire being into little more than goo

…trusting in organismic wisdom to see you through


From a creepy crawly poisonous rise

To the deepest nourishment to plants and eyes


To be tossed and turned by the faintest breeze

Yet to confidently traverse entire countries


To the Monarch butterfly

With your faith and surrender

So strong yet tender

Your courage and tenacity

Your humble generosity


If humankind would take inspiration and follow your lead,

Then perhaps we too could move through our greed

To pollinate the world with love and light

To let our spirits soar both day and night