A mantis hanging upside down on the branch of a chilli shrub;
Folded arms, unblinking eyes, seemed waiting for a grub.
I went down near, my cam in hand to click a close up likeness.
She did not move, turned her head and peered into the lens.
Seeing her so frozen still I felt that she was sick,
And noticed that her throbbing belly oddly seemed so thick.
I took my pics, let her be as and where she nested.
The morning hence I found her there, an egg sac by her rested.
A golden sac housing in it a hundred baby mantids,
Made me eager, looking ahead, waiting for those ‘kids’.
Three weeks hence the mamma’s gone, the sac is shrunken brown;
Now any day the sac will hatch, nymphs will tumble down.
Nothing compares to wonders that Mother Nature does make.
To witness one such blessed sight would be a lucky break.
The post is in response to Daily post prompt Leaf.