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

 

With wings so light to be tossed and turned by the faintest breeze

Yet to majestically 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