From Catch Up With Summer, published in 2015.
I Don’t Really Want to Know
That shimmery quality of that sound
is a mystery to me.
Oh, I know it comes from the cicadas
I know that sound
from summer after summer of listening to it
start slow and small move up and up in volume peak
Wait some and then
But what I don’t know and will never know
is how they all know when to start
how to regulate the pace
when to give it just that little bit extra before
Mystery. I know I said it. A mystery.