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

until,

as if it were

flowering,

the water flamed.

 

Photo by abbamouse

Lola Haskins
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