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?