Poem and Photo by
This poem is to be read with a slow and easy western drawl and maybe
a little classic country tune playin' in the background. It's based
on my adventure from Tuesday, February 16, 2016:
By Carol Davis
Takin’ in the scenery on Antelope Isle,
Kickin’ up some gravel, just walkin’ awhile.
Along comes a drone fly, lookin’ for heat.
Landin’ on my jacket, just takin’ a seat.
Asked him what he wanted but he didn’t reply.
Just a handsome young guy, kinda quiet and shy.
I thought of a tune then and burst into song.
And the little drone fly, just hummed right along.
February thaw, feelin’ frisky and free.
Walking along, just my buddy and me.
I was walking along a dirt road looking out over the lake on Antelope Island when a buzzing insect flew right at me and
landed on my jacket. A dapper-looking Drone Fly stared back at me as I lifted my coat to take a look. It was around
10:00 am and cold on Antelope Island so I think the fly was looking for warmth and found it. The sun was out and
things were looking promising for a good day. He walked around with me for about 5 minutes and let me take
some pictures. Only drone fly I saw all day. Weird time of year for them to be out. © Carol Davis 2-16-2016
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