June Apotheosis

“Ladybird, ladybird, fly away homeYour house is on fire and your children are goneAll except one, and that's Little AnneFor she has crept under the warming pan.” Ladybugs have walked…

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Ecological Litany

Wolf Spider by Kevin T McEneaney Faces of wolf spiders are quite hairy. Gross insect biomass in Germany has declined by seventy to eighty percent over the past thirty years.…

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Beetlemania

by Kevin T McEneaney I regret to report today’s problem: large party of asparagus beetles whooping it up, consuming all green fronds, so long stalk leaves look like gray skeletons…

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A lesson at the feet of mites

a photographically enlarged mite by Kevin T McEneaney When mites crawl in your hair or on your hands, you know you are headed for a shower. Mites are not around…

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A Question of Identity

by Kevin T McEneaney Is this the mug that launched a thousand tanks? Who bombed hospital maternity wards? Who shelled elementary schools at noon? Who abducted 20,000 orphans, dumping them…

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Inchworm at large

I wish I could sing all day like the birds whose immense beaks and colorful bodies blot out the great blue heavens up above while I hide myself from these…

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Plenty

by Kevin T. McEneaney One can never have enough canning jars, sunny weather on a Spring afternoon, words to express satisfactory joy, favorite ice cream flavor for dessert, good sleep…

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The Jaunty Buds of May

by Kevin T McEneaney            for Clifford at 93 I love the ambiguity of Spring: forecasters can’t ever be accurate since puffy clouds contain their own whimsy while the…

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Spring Run

Photo by Bill Keller This kind, April sunrise,crystalline light seepingfrom someone else’s sky,breaks the trail’s tired chill.Inside a leafless tree,a cardinal flits, a heartcaged by its arteries,and my unbundled skin,lavished…

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Mother’s Day at Sunrise

 by Kevin T McEneaney Mothers are nearly just like everyone, except that they are mothers with children who do not understand who they are, or what role they are to…

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