Crazy Liza looked at the caterpillar
which had quills for eyebrows,
white bristles--a veritable vegetable brush--
saw its many black foot pads
sticking to a twig,
and knew that she beheld
a Metaphor for her sore throat
Elizabeth R. Curry
Slippery Rock University
Copyright 1999, The Women in Literature and Life Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English (ISSN #1065-9080). Permission is given to copy any article provided credit is given and the copies are not intended for resale.
Reference Citation: Curry, Elizabeth. (1999). "Flu Season and Fuzzy Caterpillar." WILLA, Volume 8, p. 28.