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…

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James Grigg

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