Dragonflies & Chocolate

Dawn Anderson

Watching the hard feeding dragonflies
litter the air
as I burn deer ticks
picked off my tickly skin.
 
The black flies have started already
before the mosquitoes
have given up. 
 
Pestered deer come out of the woods
in full on daylight
flicking their tails
and waggling their ears
to swat away the blood suckers.
 
But somehow,
the pesky biting things
are all part of the whole. 
 
Flies feed the dragonflies
who feed the fish.
 
Ticks feed the birds
who make the trees sing
 
and me,
feeling the wing beats
of a wasp
on my lips
as he smells the chocolate
on my breath. 

 
 
 Dawn Anderson

Dawn Anderson

Dawn Anderson, CreatetheDawn, positive poet with a calling to put more good into the world through poetry.  Dawn is a poet, facilitator, speaker, author, and leadership coach/developer.  You will find her and her writing are the right mix of wit, wisdom and wonder. Visit: www.createthedawn@wordpress.com

 

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