Monday, January 09, 2006


Have you ever really looked at a ladybug?
J.B. Rowell

I mean since you were six.
Have you turned one over
to look at the exoskeleton
in a candy-coated shell
decorated to sell
you on the idea
of putting a dolled-up
cockroach in your palm
to count spots, figure age
until red blur wings, besides
who ever said she was a lady?


Blogger Michelle e o said...

JB- I laughed at this one. Loved it. We get them here and there all winter long, I save them by putting them in the plants. I probably won't touch them again now!

12:54 PM, January 09, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Michelle - too bad we only have one small plant in our house - but we'll try that. Sorry to ruin the ladybug mystique for you! :)

8:09 PM, January 09, 2006  
Blogger Michelle e o said...

Nah you didn't ruin it. The local paper had an article once about the area (one year everybody had tons of them) = bascially saying they were scavengers!

I still like them, probably a childhood thing.

9:07 AM, January 10, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Oooo, scavangers, I can use that! Thanks Michelle,

7:27 PM, January 10, 2006  

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