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.