30 August – Nasturtium nursery

Four cabbage white babies crawl in a line,
eating the mattress on which they also lie,
while another in its adult shape flutters near to me
and I hope to myself that they don’t completely eat
the lily pads and flowers I was counting on for lunch,
after all, they’re not the only ones who like to munch
on peppery salad leaves and bright orange blooms,
so I hope they move on from my nasturtiums soon!