Kimmy Sophia Brown

The Dreams of the Fruit Fly

a poem inspired by a footnote about dreaming fruitflies mentioned in the book, "The Hidden Life of Trees", by Peter Wohlleben

Feb 7, 2018

How simple and sweet

the dreams of the fruit fly

beguiled awake by

a corpsey blackened banana.

And lured thus

joins its fellows

in a dance of the sugarplum fairies

(rotten banana fairies as it were)

having no itinerary,

no agenda,

no fact checking mission,

just flitting over fertile fruit,

drunk in feast and fragrance,

a merry orbiting

above a trashcan

in a corner of neglect.

Kim lives in Maine, which is lovely, and where she continues her enthusiastic relationship with Art, Music, Nature, Books, Animals, Humor and Trees.