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The Dreams of the Fruit Fly

a poem inspired by a footnote about dreaming fruitflies mentioned in the book, "The Hidden Life of Trees", by Peter Wohlleben

Feb 7, 2018

How simple and sweet

the dreams of the fruit fly

beguiled awake by

a corpsey blackened banana.

And lured thus

joins its fellows

in a dance of the sugarplum fairies

(rotten banana fairies as it were)

having no itinerary,

no agenda,

no fact checking mission,

just flitting over fertile fruit,

drunk in feast and fragrance,

a merry orbiting

above a trashcan

in a corner of neglect.

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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