Perpetual motion

Our notion of insect life cycles
is upside-down.

We watch the adult stage
and mourn.
Such a short life.

But nymphs live for
years. Then

one brief moment for sex
and egg laying.

"Noisy Cicada, Male," by LadyDragonflyCC - >;< on flicker (8/30/2011) [Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)]

Then years of life.

Perpetual motion
whose sole purpose is

Motion.

 


Image: “Noisy Cicada, Male,” by LadyDragonflyCC – >;< on flicker (8/30/2011) [Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)].

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