Conversation with a Pine Beetle


Crawling slowly

Across the pseudo-marble linoleum floor

Lifting brown legs deliberately

Stretch one up

Higher than practical


Ever so slowly

Set it back down

And move on to the next.


Take your time little beetle

I'm surprised to see

You don't scurry off

Like any normal bug


Little pine beetle,

I could kill you if I'd like

But I'd rather watch your display


You're nothing like I've ever seen and

You could be my hero

Simply

By not conforming to the crowd


My friend, I think I'll call you Joe.
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