by Jonathan Caswell

Little green bug blown onto my table,

I wonder if you are able…

To tell from the wind

Where you might have been,

Or is the wind too unstable?

Random placement of tree branches,

Explained through fractal advances…

Seemedly random cause

Obeys fractal laws,

High-powered math has its advantages!

As shadows lengthen afternoons,

Even a poet assumes….

To avoid “Triple-E”,*

One soon must be

Inside before the mosquitoes zoom!

While checking for  chiggers and ticks,

Killing honey bees is nixed…

With so few bees

Left to pollinate trees

And flowers, any more gone will cause fruit to be deep-sixed**!


*Triple-E, or Eastern Equine Encephalitis, is an often fatal disease carried by mosquitoes.

**”deep-sixed”, another way of saying killed, died or buried (i.e.: six feet under the ground)

“fractals” refer to a mathematical way of modeling images on the computer…which has also been used to accurately determine the relative percentages of, for example, tree species in a forest, or in describing certain natural processes.

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