Sunday, May 23, 2010

Electric Spring Nights


There is this sound that rises out of the hedges and bushes when the sun goes down on a Spring night.  It sounds like unpredictable electrical wires: buzzing then silence, buzzing then silence.  As I walked further from the house, towards the heady scent of the lilac bush, the whole street seemed to buzz.  At the house, the telltale thuds against the windows and doors were from the June bugs - bodies not quite designed for flight making imperfect paths into the night.

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