Rose thorn with setting sun in background circular bubble bokeh macro nature study ©P. Maton 2019

Spiked in the evening


C.Z. Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8


Dead Brown Centipede Lithobius forficatus curled on its back on scratched steel surface, black and white monochrome macro photograph © 2018 P. Maton
Expired in hyper-reflection

Brown Centipede

Lithobius forficatus 



The Centipede’s Dilemma

A centipede was happy – quite!

Until a toad in fun said,

“Pray, which leg moves after which?”

This raised her doubts to such a pitch,

She fell exhausted in the ditch

Not knowing how to run.