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Dock bugs have a hard time these days.
Rhubarb’s great leafs
even faster in fall
as they re-emerge in spring.
The bugs have to look for a safe place to hibernate,
and many will not even make the end of this month.
Coreus Marginatus, their latin name, sounds much better.
Booming like the name of a Roman emperor.
So much better than
the derogatory ‘squash bug’
Yes, the verb ‘to squash’ also makes a sound
There was another bug in ‘Men In Black’
that didn’t like that sound at all.
The seasonal changes are reflected in the waves of our lives.
And some, like me, are also affected by the absence of light:
February and March can be very hard.
Especially when two days of sunshine
Are just isolated reminders of how spring should be.
Reduction of space, another problem:
when it is time consuming
to wear appropriate clothing
to even just go for a walk.
But right now,
we can still absorb
the last rays of the sun,
enjoy the bright colours of falling leafs,
and with a warm feeling
look forward to the coming holiday season
and the short lived joys of the first snow.