Day 283

Written January 3, 2021.


More rain. Cooped up inside. But GG was cleaning up the toolshed that’s attached to this old house, and found on the inside window sill a cicada wrapped in a cobweb blanket. He gently brushed it clean and rushed in for his camera. I had no idea their heads were jewel-studded.


It made several attempts to fly away but the window glass was in the way.



It gave up for a while.


But GG picked it up carefully and took it outside. It lay on the flat of his hand as if dead, then suddenly, on a breeze, it lifted itself up and into the sky.

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