Prayer of the Mantis

  • A. K. Dewdney


In the floodplain meadow, near the edge of the woods, a certain horror lurks in the long weeds. Clinging to a blade of blue-joint grass, Mantis religiosa says her prayers, raptorial forelimbs folded in quiet contemplation.


Genital Pore Labial Palp Sperm Duct Female Gland Floodplain Meadow 
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© A.K. Dewdney 1998

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