Go, leave it behind.
Cast away painful mem’ries.
Hope springs eternal.
Inspired by sights of exuviae (cast skins) of cicadas in the Makiling Forest Reserve in April-June 2019.
Silent scents lured fly fairies
Where ground orchids rule.
Our world’s much disturbed.
All that’s left hangs by a thread.
A view of sadness.
Tiny springtails jump
As mites haste, return the keys
Where all life begins.
Cicadas sing love
Chants of Gregorian tenors.
Note: Only male cicadas sing, to court females, aggregate and/or advertise territories.
Earth makes silken webs.
Break one strand, you break the rest.
Humans’ fate is sealed.
Commemorating Earth Day 2019
Trees win life’s struggles
Bats feeding, fireflies swarming.
Humans find meanings.
Home of ghosts, folks fear
But I find flies, wasps, bugs dear.
Uninvited one . . .
You stayed, rooted, hugged so tight.
Strangled life gave life.
Woody vine’s poor friend
Gave all up for Beauteous end.
Inspired by my seeing blooms of Rafflesia lagascae, a rare parasitic plant, that depends entirely on a wild woody vine called Tetrastigma, on Mount Makiling in Laguna, Philippines