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May Song


May time and mating time:  the croaking crew

of frogs demands an endless course of flies,

the flies breed wildly and the mullet rise:

the Chain of Being and the food chain too.


Spring's on the loose:  the shrill cicada feels

its pull, the dragonfly absorbs its rays.

A million voices cry, "More days!  More days!"

and heaven answers them, "No deals.  No deals."


Gail White



From The Price of Everything, The Edwin Mellen
Press, 2001.  Originally printed in Edge City
.  Reprinted by permission of the author.

by Grapholina

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