Caterpillar Rescue (off the path)

A Midwinter Memory of Summer

 

The “thunk” is enormous, sounding like something large hitting the car roof.

But then I see it — small, soft, and green, disoriented in front of me.

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Then, resolute, it crawls off across the windshield, a shadowy pedestrian I am urged to stop for.

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So we stop, and I watch its progress

 

 

before finding a piece of straw to carry it to safety.

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