Bridget Fahey O’Brien
and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien
I see you 2!

Response

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Hauntings
By Annmarie Lockhart

Inspiration piece

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My little ones dream that the souls

of dead ladybugs haunt their closets

and lurk under their beds.

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They are scared of ladybugs who

fly away home, some called to live

and some bound to die, and some

who waver on the cusp of decision.

I look closely at their color to know

if they are or were and sweep away

those whose reds are yellowed.

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My little ones believe there is safety

in numbers. They huddle in blankets

fighting sleep on the floor of my room.

Ladybugs gather in clusters of red, black,

and yellow along the dusty windowsill.

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2 Comments

  1. Grace Burns
    Posted September 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm | #

    Holy guacamole! Both images are stunning! I will not be looking at ladybugs in the same way for a very long time!

  2. h.whittaker
    Posted September 5, 2010 at 9:18 am | #

    A stunning photo and a haunting poem. Great stuff.

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