The Red Beetle

I crouched low
to examine
a red beetle
on a milkweed leaf.
It had eight black
spots. I cannot
profess to own
such courage
as to stand before
this long, conspicuous
breath.

Image: Jr Korpa on Unsplash

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  1. I’ve seen giant red beetles before. They can be about the size of an average boot or even a phone from my experience. Intriguing creatures but terrifying to look at sometimes.

    I loved reading this. Excellent details penned so eloquently.

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