Dragonfly

Dragonflies are among my favorite insects.  Mainly because they feed on mosquitos.  There have been plenty of mosquitos this summer–just like in 2013, when this was written.

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As dragonfly’s
Lives went
Life was good
As, good as
Life, could be

Frequent rainfall
And, an abundance
Of mosquitos
There’d been
A narrow escape
From a predator

This insectian
Acrobat, with
Eyes of
Turquoise blue
Paused, briefly
On a branch

Did dragonflies
Show emotions?
Because, this
Dragonfly, had
A grin, from
Ear-to-ear

–Image, Craig Roberts–

Death Angels

Since this was written two years ago, I’ve learned there are four types of carnivorous plants native to the area.  There are, in addition to pitcher plants, butterworts, sundews, and bladderworts.

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Tiger swallowtail

Flitted among a coven

O hooded ultraviolet

Death angels

Guarding portals

To destruction

Ultimate, sweet

Sticky, temptation

Enticed, the uncaring

The unwary

To join them

Along hollowed

Long–stemmed

Paths of fate

Image, Alabama Nature Conservancy–