photoart & poem - dragonfly
photoart & poem – ©2017 Laura Granby

A water nymph for sure but never one to tempt the river god
No Diana is this dark hunter with Medusan mandibles
Instead a candid, hawkish carnivore
Subterranean bully hunting in the dirty depths
Orderly fashioned instar after instar gorging fit to burst
Primed for break out, breaking free from surface tension
To bake dry and step long-legged into the late Spring light
Ephemeral now in the airiest of guises
Razzle-dazzle winged hunter could tempt a river god
Anisoptera – still the hawkish carnivore

Links to my other dragonfly poems:

An acrostic for the unequal winged Anisoptera in the Imaginary Garden with Susie’s “Bits of Inspiration ~ Dragonfly“: And it’s Birthday Celebrations with Toni’s Open Link night at dVerse