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Insects on Rondout Creek
by Jan Garden Castro

hover over the rippling chartreuse surface.
From a distance, these pointillist mites
dance in light on water. When I walk into
the currents or swim, I see their near-invisible
skrim without feeling their so small bodies.
They're food for spiders and perhaps for
yellow and white butterflies and birds
and the erect blue heron dashing their colors
above a landscape of waterfed greens.


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