Wasp on the Window Glass

by

 

I saw a wasp on the window glass today
a cold wet uncomfortable day 

The wasp hung unmoving in the cold
waiting for the sun to heat its blood 

Snappy yellow legs  Its body striped with black
glass-drawn and fresh but silent as an empty circus 

It did at times begin to clean itself
look active   come to life 

Yet it did not fly
Again it spread its legs upon the glass

 

First published in Cottonwood (formerly Cottonwood Review).

 

Waiting - photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.

Waiting – photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.

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