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Cicada

I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.

Cicada

The heat of the day has brought sounds of life.

Birds "chirp", leaves "rustle", dogs "bark".

I hear what sounds like a live wire "buzz" with power in the distance.

Suddenly, it seems to be all around me.

I try to find the source of it, even though it feels like it's right on top of me now, I cannot see it.

It's "buzz" seems to borrow in my eardrums. The chirping muted, the barking dulled, all other noises engulfed.

All that remains is that "BUZZ"!

It's defining sound rings louder, but still, I see nothing.

The birds flutter around, seemingly annoyed with the endless buzzing.

Days pass.

Weeks pass.

Still, the "buzz" persists.

Finally, I see the source of the noise. A red-eyed alien like insect attached to a leafy branch.

"Nothing like a little sap before a long day buzzing."

It vibrates its otherworldly abdominal area with ribbed membranes.

A male Cicadas mating call. Buzzing its song of electric love.

This one found it's mate. Cutting the branches and depositing life; both for the tree and its own offspring.

All buzzing has finally stopped.

The birds "chirp".

The dogs "bark".

The trees leave green and bustling with life!

Cicada

Cicada

Cicada

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

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