Wednesday, January 29, 2020

name game

we can name the shapes
bat their sounds around

while in the chrysalis a caterpillar
becomes almost entirely liquid
before reconstituting into a butterfly

how does nothing know
to keep being something?

also butterflies remember things
that happened to them from before
they morph, despite their tiny brains
disappearing almost completely

does it matter what you call God?
is it all just carbon playing games?

language also knows
to keep being something
slipping like the Schulykill

is a name a fate?