Oh! What a nice treat
I have a visitor!
A lovely large
stink bug
hanging upside down
inside my sliding screen door.

I get almost no visitors
these days of careful separation
and I suppose
I should keep the glass pane
between this one and me.

But it is a comforting sight
to see his dark ovoid shape
breaking up the monotony
of one more wistful glance outward
into the patient and