Shield Bug

I'm Palomena PrasinaOf the order HeteropteraI might look a little toughdon't let the exterior scare 'yaI'm a knight in shining armourA truer bug you'll never findPurpose woven in the fabricOf a pattern well designedI'm a family bug; my sigil:Protector of the landSome might call me stinkybut they don't understandI'm the bottom of the pyramidThe stone … Continue reading Shield Bug

Message from the Maggots: an awakening with an unusual delivery

We had a heatwave in the UK last week, so I left the house early to walk the dog before the blistering heat took hold.  Walking down the driveway I spotted a little white something wriggling on the warm tarmac, then another, and another.  On closer inspection I found the driveway was scattered with maggots!  … Continue reading Message from the Maggots: an awakening with an unusual delivery

The Rat Pack

The rat woke up with a feeling That all was not right with the world An unease sensed deep in his body An aversion that slowly uncurled A displacement from his surroundings Hints of deja-vu in reverse A knowing that staying this path Would lead to something worse He tried to explain his sensations To … Continue reading The Rat Pack

Toad’s Journey

Bear crawling Belly slithering Low and slow close to the ground Shower soaking Sunshine storing Pulling in the strength around For the journey to the pond where he spawned some years ago Life cycle on repeat Instinct leads the urge to sow The path is fraught with perils The journey long and hard He cannot … Continue reading Toad’s Journey