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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

Comments

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on September 27, 2019:

Thank you. That cicada is one odd and strange looking insect. It made writing about it fun.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 27, 2019:

I like poems that look at nature. I enjoyed reading about the mysterious buzz and the discovery of the cicada. It's an interesting and strange insect.

Purvi from India on September 27, 2019:

Hi, Jason !

It's a good article. I like it. You are such a good writer. And thanks for sharing your article to me.

Keep Writing

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on September 27, 2019:

Thank you so much. Your comments really mean a lot to me. In fact you just made my day. I really enjoyed writing the piece. I'm glad you liked my photo as well. I thought it came out cool too. I have a love for art, photography, and writing. Hub pages is a great outlet to plug into for all of that. I look forward to creating and publishing more great content. I hope to hear from you again. Have an amazing day.

Adnan from Earth, Universe on September 27, 2019:

Ha ha ...! I really enjoyed reading it Jason...especially the "alien like" description....you sure have got a great ability of keen observation....and I really liked the way each sound paved a way for the other...A nice write...Thanks for sharing...!And the photography...it's really something to boast on...great one...!

Adnan from Earth, Universe on September 27, 2019:

Ha ha ...! I really enjoyed reading it Jason...especially the "alien like" description....you sure have got a great ability of keen observation....and I really liked the way each sound paved a way for the other...A nice write...Thanks for sharing...!And the photography...it's really something to boast on...great one...!