Grasshopper – Mary Ruefle

Have you ever tried
to catch a grasshopper?
It is practically impossible
but those who make
a close study of life
believe that under the surface
is a pillar of motionless time

Now is the time
to add a grasshopper
to your viatica

to abandon endless
exposure, and embrace
unnoticed life

Now pounce

Remember, he weighs
less than an ounce

and under him
is a pillar of
motionless time—