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She stared inquisitively at me through the glass, as I stared back. She must of been wondering what I was doing. We awed at each other for a moment. Then she took her antennae with her front legs and cleaned them with her mouth from the near ends to the far. They moved back into place in slow motion. All the while she was looking at me with her big, red globed shaped eyes. “Well time to go back.”, I thought. I slid a cardboard under the drinking glass and carefully put Ms. Praying Mantis back in the flower box.

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