One may misinterpret this lone star tick for another
do not be so hasty. If he is allowed to rule
that may be your last self-governing choice.
Make no mistake
This tick tricks and is nasty
it can and will make you sick.
Not to be mistaken for the mystic or the triptych
which are something else entirely
the spangled lone star tick
has orange hair
and very large incisors
which it sharpens
on a wit tick
who is not funny at all
the wit tick
has not even one funny bone
in it’s entire arachnid form
it has an even smaller stick
if you get my drift
which I sense is why the lone star
lacks any standards at all.
A new prototype
is on the horizon
but this tick
will only profit
from the nitwits
and infect us all
with nervous ticks.
More Tick types later.
C. S. De Dona
Author, Poet, Photographer, domestic violence survivor, and naturalized immigrant, Cornelia is currently an Arts and Letters member of The Southwest Florida Branch of The National League Of American Pen Women.
Cornelia lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii, for thirty-six years. Also, seven years in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. She now resides in North Fort Myers, Florida.
Her poems and photography are published in print, online, and in Rain Bird, a literary and art journal of the University of Hawaii's Windward Community College (2008-2013).
In 2013, Cornelia received Rain Bird's Kolokolea Poetry Prize for her poem, "Speaking French."
In 2015 her chapbook "Hawaiian Time," entered in the National League of American Pen Women's Vinnie Ream contest, was awarded third place in their inaugural multi-discipline category.
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