closeup photo of praying mantis
close up photo of green praying mantis
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh on
The Mantis.

Four orisons, Sifu.
A touch too far
to contact prey.
Marble eyes of green
gaze unknowably
guiding razored fists
flying forth for
thirst and clicking clamour.
From triangle head
to pea-pod body,
this fighter might
take a flick and flounder
from forest to orchid
and, ever hungered,
feast in communion,
in imploration,

One response to “Sep08”

  1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Great Poetry!
    Thanks for visiting me so I could find you!!
    I’ll look forward to more of your posts.


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