The Last Buzz

James Grigg
2 min readApr 19, 2023

A poem on the quiet demise of insect life.

Photo by the author

A thousand thousand bug and flies,
Buzzing, flying, landing in your eyes,
This was the norm, it was a pestilence,
It was nature’s enduring dominance.

A hundred thousand bugs and flies,
They seemed so many, who noticed their decline?
Still abundant, still kept busy,
The wild continued to…



James Grigg

Artist, environmentalist, vegan, feminist, atheist, nudist, cyclist, chocoholic, trekkie. Interested in issues of sustainability and equality —