Patricia Hemminger has earned an Honorable Mention in Streetlight’s 2020 Poetry Contest
Consider the pattern of UV light
directing bees to the flower’s center.
Magnetic fields, unfelt by us
guiding geese in migration.
The low inaudible sounds
elephants hear with approaching kin.
That butterflies stand on a leaf
to taste with their feet.
Tiger moths ultrasonic clicks
jam bats’ echolocation beams.
And snakes have holes in their faces
to detect their prey’s infrared radiation.
I tell you again she is gone forever.
You answer not all things can be seen.
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