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Inspired by “A bug on my window” – Monica, “Look around!” WordPress.com blog.

“When I look out the window and say green, I mean sea green,/I mean moss green, I mean gray, I mean pale and also/electrically flecked with white and I mean green/in its damp way of glowing off a leaf.” –  Kathryn Nuernberger, “Translations” 599 more words

Fiction Sketch

On Balance (Scarab Beetle, Scarabaeidae)

These little pink flowers sprout up every year, and they tend to make very nice backdrops if I am lucky enough to find a photogenic insect on them. 49 more words

Macro Photography

Labor of Love (Unidentified Fly)

This fly moved very awkwardly and slowly over the leaves. These lanky, stick-figure insects and spiders are hard to shoot because something is going to be grossly out of focus. 191 more words

Macro Photography

Climbing up Hills Before its Too Late

Looking down at my fleshly toes,
I creak to the loo at 4 in the morning,
a listing dreadnaught,
careening into doorframes.

Flick of the cold light puts first signs of age… 136 more words



These days when I empty the skimmer basket of the swimming pool, my wail of anguish can be heard:


They’re lovely creatures and I hate to find them drowned. 45 more words

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