July 30, 2019

Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes asterius

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On slender stalk

Prolegs prop the pudgy

Dill demolisher

Fennel finisher

Carrot cruncher

Celery savorer

These fleshy stubs stick to stems

Enabling efficient eating and

Methodical mandible munching

In a day’s duration

Leaving nothing but a stark stripped stem

Upon which perches a plump pre-pupa.

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An Alliteration Poem

July 24, 2019

Broken Finally

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Pounding

Waves of heat and

Humidity

Deafening hum of sharp fan blades

Ceases

Dehumidifier rattle

Replaced by tree frog chirps

Katydid buzz

Bird song

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A Butterfly Cinquain Poem

July 23,2019

Necrophila americana

The American Carrion Beetle

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Death

Feeds life

Soft Maggots

Are tasty snacks

Carrion Beetles

Consume flesh and fungus bites

While transplanting mites

Eating what we won’t

Try forcing us

And we may

Prefer

Death

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An Arkquain Poem

May 1, 2019

Because I Sat

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Because I sat for a moment

On a stone bench

Feet on pebbled concrete

I noticed more bird song

With each breath

In

Then

Out

I saw a crow fly above me

With long bits of the garden

In beak

Back

And

Forth

Creating home in a tall white pine

Life was happening

Around me

Not

To

Me

Because I rested

Breathing

In

Then

Out

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A Free Verse Poem

April 30, 2019

The Brilliance of Women

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Difficult Women

The Woman and her work

You can’t keep a good woman down

Too bright to hear too loud to see

All the light we cannot see

Everything matters

Although of course you end up becoming yourself.

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Book Spine Poetry