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Thank you, Caddisflies

Poetry Jun 3, 2023

by Billy Greene

Do not be a mouth-breather & live
by the Fox River. At least strive

to be a nose-sniffer & think on
the like-lavender of a pink dogwood

as to not swallow a stray water bug,
only to allow a ripe cherry bud

off a calloused branch to cusp your uvula
& drown your shallow mouth under a

breath of perfume without winged creatures.
You inhale something like forever

to sing, never choke.