Lantern Light

“If we are to have any hope

 for the future,

those who have lanterns

must pass them on to others.”

 — Plato

open wings flash red

shines light of deepest danger

hostile lanternfly

*   *   *

Pretty Predator ~ An invasive planthopper that made its way to the U.S. from China, the Spotted Lanternfly damages crops and ornamental plants, including grapevines, blueberry bushes, and walnut, oak, and apple trees • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Lantern Light” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

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