little grasshoppers-1

just after telling a friend

how the little black grasshoppers


are damaging,

(growing up to be giant multi-colored garden chopping devastators)

i find myself in her shoes

in my yard.

  Neither of us are very good at killing


really anything…

although the hiring of hitmen

for certain insect species was within her grasp

(although the killer bore the title of husband).


so here i am



as if they had been told of my cowardice –

was it my compassion?

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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