Friday, September 16, 2011


"Two names from one origin--
Both are called 'mysterious

The last of the grasshoppers
That covered our porch in June,

Giants grown long as my thumb
Stridulate in the bushes

Beneath the dead white birch where
The hummingbird feeder hangs,

Its sugar-water half black
With a floating crust of ants

That crawled in service of their queen
And drowned before they crawled home.

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