Hiding from a complicated past, her last days
spent busily sorting specimens of plants and minerals.
Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus
A ghost of everyone’s summer dreams,
a firefly waits out the last traces of winter.
Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis
Waking the sky from its sleep,
a songbird flees the empire of clouds.
Sparrow | Passer domesticus
Honey bees addicted to moving faster and faster,
the smallest amusement park ride
is loud enough to wake the entire garden.
Honey bee | Apis mellifera
Snowing today, but I’m hearing rumors of Spring.
Several insect eggs in a white pine are left to glow
in the sun after hatching.