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A Poem by RobertRonnow

Author: RobertRonnow
Created: November 10, 2015 at 10:46 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Free Verse | Writing | General/Other
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Eastern tent caterpillars

Mid-spring, skinny, black, blind
eastern tent caterpillars--
Malacosoma americanum--
falling from the cherry tree
leaning, human, over our deck.
Irksome. Mash and kick
them with my feet, continue
practicing or reading.

Three weeks later, reading
late at night. Heavy-bodied
black-eyed, reflexed antennae?
many hundreds of moths
crave the lamplight, some attaining
extinction through cracks
around the window screen. Vexing.
Until next morning, I look
up the name that has eluded me
all spring and early summer.

The single-minded moth and larval colony--
one small monophony.

© RobertRonnow - all rights reserved

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