Inspired by Prayer and Investigation

Mantis in the middle of the living room floor,

Praying while gently carried out the front door.

My daughter thought it was lucky,

Could have been, “Oh fuck me!”

If not for my glasses it would have been no more.

A child’s day

Revolves around


And their activities.

A fly’s buzzing,

landing, vomiting,

Tasting the world

With its feet.

A mantis bright

Green and praying

Turning his head,

An alien surveyor.

A swollen spider

Detecting movement,

Finds the struggling,

Rolls it, and saves it

For later.

A child’s evening

Revolves around

A bug book

And its explanations.

~ by April on September 6, 2012.

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