Endoxyla Leucomochla

Witchetty grub

I am
I eat

sap

and I eat sap and I eat sap,

a good plan
(the only one I have).

When I gain my wings,
I will lose my mouth.

So it goes.
We all must fly

someday.
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Today’s prompt at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads was to write as another living being, such as a woman in feudal China. I skipped that second part and decided to be a grub — and in researching the grub life cycle, I found the witchetty grub in particular.

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13 thoughts on “Endoxyla Leucomochla

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    Ooh I love the word “witchetty” .. it fits perfectly with the tone and mood of this splendid, splendid poem!💞

  2. willow88switches says:

    I love the insouciance of this – it literally zings itself into such miraculous, juicy fresh wonder – “Witchetty” – is so apt – as is this poetic jaunt! And as others have noted:

    When I gain my wings,
    I will lose my mouth.

    absolutely stunning!

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