Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cicadas... again





Cicadas buzz in the canopy
of the woods, then STOP.

Abruptly.

Then begin
to buzz
again.


The closest cicada,
gradually tapering
its  RPM's, 
slowly
idles
down
into 
neutral.

Only to
accelerate,
throttle up
its electric call;
its efficient, built-in
communication device,
slicing through the humidity,
thriving in the August heat,
piercing the summer silence,
demanding your attention.

Again.

©  2013  Richard Havenga







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Photo Locations

1.  Home Woods
2. Home Woods
3. Abbey Adams  - "Art Prize" 2012 -  Grand Rapids,  Michigan

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