Solinopsis Invicta


1. A Speck
finds its mate

in a thin cirrus of other specks

four hundred feet

above the earth.


Afterwards, the female

tears off her wings.


Kick a mound

and specks

startle in all directions

like handfuls

of tiny lights.


2. The Beauty of Ants
The night the field

became a lake

we leaned from

our canoes and

torched each

black lace fist


as if it were


the water flamed.


Photo by abbamouse

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