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Something About Crickets

Updated: Sep 14, 2023


After the world got suddenly old and Manhattan pulled this gray blanket tightly to it’s neck, the air filled with an odd sound:


A Warbling of sorts as if a fleet of tiny alarms had gone off simultaneously.


Don’t these crickets know that It’s not yet nightfall?


Why can’t they just get up and dust themselves off and fly home to their Families?


(When a firefighter is immobilized for a certain length of time, an alarm that is sewn into their coat is activated. This alarm sounds like a high pitched warbling. On September 11, 2001 the air around the WTC collapse was filled for a time with this sound as hundreds of firefighters were buried under debris…)


RD Armstrong

Long Beach, CA

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Chris Bodor
Chris Bodor
Sep 13, 2023

RD is back with a punch. Well done.

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RD Armstrong
RD Armstrong
Sep 13, 2023
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Thanks Chris. How've you been?

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