Varied species of the kingdom

Across our earthly home

From sponges to the octopus

Without a backbone


Laying small eggs

Or a centimetre long

Astounding invertebrates

There outer skin is strong


Upon an organism

There they choose to lay

Eggs for a food source

Paralyse their prey


As the insect grows

So rapidly within

A time of which to moult

Remove their outer skin 


The expanding colony

Survival of the team

Young bees evolving

From a single queen


Shed their exoskeleton

Insect crawling out

Expansion of their wings

Body drying out


Beginning as larvae

From the eggs they hatch

Dramatic transformation

Metamorphosis match


Written by Geraldine Taylor ©