#FascinatingInvertebratesWeekend writing and artwork challenge. If anybody wants to DM me, or message me via my WordPress site with their unpublished/published work I will feature it over the weekend.








Looking forward to your submissions


Every Fall – Bombus

I read again how males
will rest (just as we
at night on flowers
like the tall Helianthus
outside the bedroom
window. Not allowed
back inside the nest.
Just waiting for a chance
to mate. Fresh-raised queens
have more in mind,
the need to fatten up;
each wants to leave
the old, find another
hole underground,
hibernate the winter there
— start a brand-new colony
when spring comes next.

Thus, when you said you’d
not touched the clumps
of re-blooming creeping thyme
and red clover when
you mowed the lawn —
I was glad.

-Elly Nobbs


Katydids’ rattle
rises above crickets’ rasp
this mid-August night.

It was ever thus
in dwindling summer, evenings

-Gregory Luce

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