Suzhou Silk Factory 1: The silkworm.
and then the silkworms
and their days of feeding and sleeping, and their urge to climb,
silk spilling ever more copiously, until a little twisting and turning
produces this glowing perfect shell.
What then? Maybe another sort of hatching. Each hole
the eruption of a mouthless moth whose only inclination is to mate - urgently -
for life is short.