THE HOUSE CALL

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

The Hawk Portico 6:22pm

Today I Saw A Super Bug

Shaped Like A Mosquito

Only Several Times Bigger

— He Landed On Our Car Wind-shield

While My Husband

Attended To A Patient —

Transparent Wings Clapped Together

& Sparkled

As I Looked Up At Him Through The Glass

He Told Me

“I Am Alive

To Help

Humanity”