are also known as
or “parasol boyfriends”.
Old boyfriends originate mainly in the USA.
They are found in eastern and south central Texas.
They also can be found in parts of western Louisiana.
Old boyfriends are not commonly found in subdivisions,
but are considered an agricultural, rural pest.
The NaPoWriMo prompt today is to find a factual article about an animal, making sure it repeats the name of the animal a lot. Then go back through the text and replace the name of the animal with something else – it could be something very abstract, like “sadness” or “my heart,” or something more concrete, like “the streetlight outside my window that won’t stop blinking.” You should wind up with some very funny and even touching combinations, which you can then rearrange and edit into a poem.
The animal I looked up was the leaf cutter ant. Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash. Used with permission.