“your fingertips are dragonflies”
A dragonfly perched on my shoulder
And crawled up my neck
I didn’t notice.
I sipped lemonade,
A dragonfly flew into the kitchen
When i was making spaghetti with my sister.
It was a family recipe,
Passed down for generations,
And the smell of the sauce alway reminded me of my dad and Sunday mornings.
So I guess I was caught off guard when i noticed long green wings
All over me.
Where did my sister go?
I do not eat spaghetti anymore,
not even after church.
A dragonfly landed on the water
Near me in the pool.
It could not swim very well.
And all of a sudden,
Either could I.
A dragonfly careened into my open mouth
In the middle of laughing -
Or was it singing?
I can’t remember,
But now I’m crying
And the whole world looks blue,
like its wings.
A dragonfly fell onto my best friend,
He was dancing
The whole world could fit in his smile.
The whole world underneath his dancing feet
He two-stepped around his fear of abandonment
And shimmied tongue first into the nest blooming insects.
A dragonfly follows us everywhere we go,
Like an old friend,
A warm companion
A buzzing, poisonous, vile, bloodsucker with charming wings and baby-faced eyes.
Bugs always made my skin crawl, but they are a necessary part of the ecosystem,