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Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home
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Judy Drechsler


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A ladybug
has been living

in my bathroom
since August,
watching me bathe
and brush my teeth.

“Hello,” I say
each morning.
All winter she sat
clinging to ceiling or wall.
“What are you eating?”
I’d ask.

I?d carefully take her
into my hand
and place her gently
on the spider plant leaf
hoping she would
find sustenance.

Now she
has disappeared.
The ceiling is
empty again.
I hope she has escaped,
Spring is nearly here.

by Judy Drechsler.
Used with the author’s permission.

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Judy Drechsler taught writing to young children and university students in Alaska and Washington until her retirement in 2008. Since then, she has waded deeply into poetry, has had work published in a variety of venues, and is in the process of exploring publishing a chapbook. Judy lives in Port Townsend, Washington.


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I save them as well, from my cat! Cute poem ~
Posted 03/19/2016 03:02 PM
Newf:
Sweet, but ladybugs eat aphids & other insects. They don't eat plants and don't eat in winter. So you don't need to feed a ladybug. I hope she escaped too. I love to see them on my rose bushes.
Posted 03/19/2016 09:50 AM
Jancan:
This is so cute. I might feel the same way about ladybugs if my house hadn't been slathered with them for months! LOL Janice
Posted 03/19/2016 08:27 AM


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