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CICADA SUMMER

1.

The cicada buzzed

When I almost stepped on it

With my new gym shoes.

2.

Alex asked, “What’s that?”

He’d never heard cicadas

And their noisy song.

3.

They will “disappear”

And silence their summer song

For seventeen years.

4.

How many millions

Of cicadas does it take

To make so much noise?

5.

Cicada summer

Nights in Chicago are loud

And full of their song

6.

The cicadas paused

After the gunshot rang out-

They sensed the danger.


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