24 June – Metamorphosis

What miracle magic is this
to take a black spiked bug
and transform crawling ignominy
into something like fairy dust?
The jewel patterned Peacock takes wing,
fluttering with finesse and spin.
Does its memory, however faint,
remember the days before paint
transformed jet black to vibrant hue
and lifted it bodily to bird’s eye view?

24 June - Metamorphosis