The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Hidden Identity

Unassuming Caterpillar,
wingless, stingless, helpless prey.
Hiding in her silken swaddle,
biding still another day.


Deep inside her silk cocoon,
she's changing into something greater.
Bursting from the dressing room,
a hero —
Super Pollinator!

About the Writer

Katie Mahood

Though Katie's formal training is in nursing, she has always been a lover of words, stories and notebooks. In her free time, she also enjoys strolling through nature or playing games with her children and has a particular penchant for losing at Candy Land.