Lazing beside my pool one day
I watch a flying bug draw near–
A damselfly’s swept down to play.
Wings like stained-glass segments framed,
Her beauty’s reflection shows no shame.
She dazzles me with colors bright,
As she dances in a shaft of light.
I’m enchanted with her lovely nature
When she swoops down low to verify my manner.
Checking me out from top to bottom,
She circles around one of my biggest toes.
Intently I’m watching as she makes a landing
Right upon her personal runway.
Her delicate legs which are pairs of three,
Lightly take hold of a part of me.
She sits there gracefully while we observe each other.
We stare and stare for more than an hour,
While she perches on me like I’m some flower.
Does she know I’m a person, not an inanimate thing?
Perhaps she was just curious or simply resting.
Whatever it is that has brought us together,
We like it so much we made a date for tomorrow.