Buddha Rocks Project: Beetle

Visit buddharocks.deviantart.com for a bounteous source of photographic inspiration by Mr Eric Alder.

NATURE’S WAY

Shiny as a polished boot

the small armoured tank scuttles

watched by an eager bird.

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A boot shakes the ground

the bird sees its pace

marks the race and swoops

as the boot descends.

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Tasting the acid

of a soft belly

she drops the beetle

in time for the boot.

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The beetle is detritus

while the size-thirteen black boot

marches on oblivious.

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You can learn all about the Buddha Rocks Project at fillingahole.wordpress.com, then perhaps you would like to post on your own blog (or Evelyn’s) a poem or short piece of prose to go with one of Eric Alder’s amazing pictures at buddharocks.deviantart.com