brown marmorated stink bugs

as good as any nature center, your office
window. they touch striped antennae. just one,
in the beginning and how they got between
glass and screen and on the second story—
now you count four clinging up down right left, slow
with that deliberate creepy invasion intent.
they have the tell-tale spots and stripes
you can see very well with your hand-lens
of course they fly, but why? you keep watching

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Last Available Space

thought of crowding a few more in
golden days and the last available
space for something bright

(pushed out again by—
you know)

thought butterflies should
not to linger (oh zinnia aster
-oidish collision) but this

brain on going to seed
slight ladders that bring the fence
top in

turned again and told yourself
too late