Poem: a manufacturing defect

Clearly
the bathroom scale
is malfunctioning.

Probably
a manufacturing defect.

For some reason
it’s ten … or fifteen pounds
over the real weight.

Clearly
something must be wrong with it.

So,
just turning the dial
to ten … to twenty pounds
to the right of zero.

There
now it’s fixed.

A photograph to inspire poetry: shadowed bug under a fig leaf

shadowed bug under a fig leaf

Above is a photograph of a shadowed bug under a fig leaf.  The light is from above and because of that the bug appears to be darker than it is.

This photograph can inspire poetry.  Here is a poem inspired by it:

lurking
unseen in the shadows
the bill waited
in the mailbox

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