Cicadas - Jianqing Zheng

1

moonrise

a nymph climbs the fence

inch by inch

 

2

summer solstice

the first cicada

heard at sundown

 

3

trail walking

emptiness spreads

in cicadas’ buzz

 

4

muggy day

cicadas’ shrill

through the mind

 

5

virga at noon

a moment of silence

of cicadas

 

6

shimmering dusk

a cicada’s broken wing

in the yard

 

7

before nightfall

over a cicada’s song

a star fades in

 

8

a glimmer of twilight

an upside-down cicada

hissing in grass

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