Cicada poem two of three

Another losing entry to the Post cicada poetry contest, the winners of which are here and runners-up of which are here. Poem based on a true story.

TO THE CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

They say

We’ve cancelled Shakespeare.

We’re not sorry.

Not sorr-EEEE at anomalous decibels.

Seventeen years in the ground,

Worms and darkness,

For a month of sun,

And soles and tires and squirrels,

Then death.

That,

My friends,

Is Shakespeare.

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