Tired, Old Cicada on the Sidewalk

Though they are actually cicadas, they are often referred to as “katydids.” Their buzzing chirp is heard from the trees throughout the summer. After years underground, they emerge for a few short weeks to date, carouse, and reproduce. Finally at the end of their life, they they fall to the ground, exhausted, to await their demise. However, they may not be totally extinguished. Sometimes an unsuspecting pedestrian may rouse the bug into one last fleeting, flight. If it happens to buzz by the surprised walker, they too may feel like leaping into the air, spewing startled, curious utterances.

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Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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