The Scent of a Lady Bug
Sep 30, 2018
Yes, said my son,
they smell sort of like fireflies.
Who could imagine that?
The window sill of his room
was a gridlock of marching lady bugs,
and more on the floor.
I saved two from drowning in a glass of water –
well, one was dead.
The stillness of her legs,
of the orange-shellac shell with yellow spots –
A style still all the rage.
Very hip, very mod.
But in a week or so
the bodies were piled like a Volkswagen
I had no idea they have a scent.
Of course, everyone knows the
scent of fireflies.
Photo of ladybug by Rolf Dietrich Brecher from Germany
Wikimedia Commons, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Kimmy 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.
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