There Are Worms and There Are Butterflies

Some of you will always be worms.

You may end up eating rotten flesh off burn victims

and saving lives. Butterflies often get the net.

Someone, probably with a mustache, invented a killing jar

so butterflies don’t damage their wings trying to escape.

No one will tack you on a board and hang you

on their wall after you’re dead. This doesn’t mean

you shouldn’t stop wishing to be a butterfly.

For every thirty-three breaths, there’s a wish bubble.

There’s time enough later to stop breathing.

If you will always be a worm,

you should try to be your best worm.

On the inside we are all the same

and we all want what is best for everyone (and you too).

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