June 6

Spotted Lanternfly


They creep and crawl

Curious and confused

In a foreign land

Exploring new plants

Suitable for food

Seemingly adapted to find all leaves

Sufficient as meals and for young to roam


They creep and crawl

Roots pushing through hardened soils

This plant these bugs know

It’s familiar scent

Repels us humans

But this new insect to the US finds

This foreign tree a postcard from home.


(A Duodora Poem)

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