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The Malodorous Beetle

A poem by Beverly Stock.

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Here is a beetle on its back.

Upside down, easily attacked.

This ugly insect has a weapon–

A stinky scent he can easily jettison.


Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp Online, in the UK. Visit and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook.

The Malodorous Beetle

© 2022 Beverly Stock

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