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If I Were an Insect...

Big dreams of being small

By Rowan Finley Published 4 months ago 1 min read
Photo taken by Amar Hussain

If I were an insect...

Maybe I'd be a pious praying mantis,

wise and knowledgeable like the people of Atlantis.

If I were an insect...

Maybe I'd be a transformational butterfly,

a short, poignant, beautiful life, roaming the blue sky!

If I were an insect...

Maybe I’d be a hard working ant,

sneaking up the palm fronds of a nice plant.

If I were an insect...

Maybe I'd be a honey bee,

buzzing here and there, with lots of flowers to see.

If I were an insect...

Maybe I'd be a ladybug, bright and exquisite,

I'd be petite, yielding such discreet excrement.

But, I'm not an insect...I'm an elephant.

nature poetryperformance poetrychildrens poetry

About the Creator

Rowan Finley

Father. Academic Advisor. Musician. Writer. Aspiring licensed mental health counselor. My real name is Jesse Balogh.

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