Poetry / Politics

The Very Hungry Silkworm

File:Bombyx mori Cocon 02.jpg

The very hungry silkworm

(Bombyx Mori)

Hatched from its egg

And started eating

The leafs of the mulberry tree

(Morus Alba)

Served to it

By the industrious

Farmer

(Homo Sapiens)

It ate

And grew

And molted

And ate

And grew

And molted

And ate

And grew

And molted

Then it spun itself

Into a cocoon of silk

For reasons of security

It felt so secure

And it felt so cosy

Inside its cocoon.

***

Unfortunately

It had failed to read

The small print of its contract

Concealed from it (top secret)

By the farmer

And it had never asked questions

And never invested a thought

It had happily eaten

And slept happily

In its security cocoon.

 ***

But then it was thrown

Into boiling water

The silk was removed

And its corpse was fed

To the carps

(Cyprinus Carpio).

The picture is from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bombyx_mori_Cocon_02.jpg

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