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natural science breeds weird evolution.

a flower -
that captures a manly bug
closes its petals
keeps it overnight for a sleepover
and releases its deceased body
at sunrise
only after collecting
the bug's love juices for pollination -
is a truly prodigious thing.

what was the bug thinking?

sure -
i'm trapped and scared for my life
but it is kinda warm and cosy in here,
i think that i might
sit in that corner
and make out with myself
to pass the time.

at least i'll die
with a smile on my face.

Alicia Sometimes
Copyright 1998


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