Hummingbird Moth

The Hummingbird moth
Flies around in the daytime
defying two rules at once

The crow mates with the Jay,
producing the Blackbilled Magpie
who fluffs up to be a raven.

Birds can hiss
like a Medusa,
head of snakes which chill

in a faint hearted swoop
even the red tail flies
the coop a chicken

cicadas sing
like rattlesnakes
confuse frogs and crickets

Things are not what they seem.
Whisper betrayal
Beethoven Mockingbirds

can mimic anything at all.
Trickster almost human.
Voices  amazing to hear,

one forgets the feather costume,
blends in like butterfly to leaf
fluttering camouflage eyes.

Owl eyes light dangerous
at night stopping senseless mice
cars bright flash shine to blind

runners mimicking cottontails, deer.
Be kind to those who struggle without wings
devoid of flying creature magic.

 

~ by dianeklammer on February 12, 2015.

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