House Arrest 27 (Catena Rondo)

House Arrest

We started as a glimmer in God’s eye.
We hatched a relatively simple form
abiding now, its case confined and warm,
amid potential energy to fly.

We hatched a relatively simple form –
our larval stage was ravenous and rough,
consuming like we couldn’t get enough,
more devastating than a locust swarm.

Our larval stage was ravenous and rough;
we ate by day and gorged beneath the moon,
but now we hunker down in our cocoon,
quiescent as we shed mimetic fluff.

We ate by day and gorged beneath the moon,
for we were stupid-young and arrogant,
too ignorant to feel embarrassment.
But metamorphosis is coming soon.

For we were stupid-young and arrogant:
we started as a glimmer in God’s eye
and pray before too many of us die
to prove the worth of the experiment.

We started as a glimmer in God’s eye.
We hatched a relatively simple form
abiding now, its case confined and warm,
amid potential energy to fly.

(not a real catena rondo…missed the need for 1st/4th line repeat)

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