I have no illusions about being a writer. As with many people, I like to express myself, so I write about the things I think and talk about. I suspect the handful of readers who know me in real life find these posts similar to our conversations. (Some posts have come from those conversations.)
Fiction, let alone poetry, are skills a bit beyond my ken, but every once in a while something pops out of my brain. Seems some thoughts don’t work as well dressed in basic prose (although you’d think it goes with everything).
This has been sitting in my Drafts folder since August 2012, and given that it’s spring and I’m cleaning out the backlog, it’s definitely time to get rid of the…
I like the wee beasties.
They live their little lives,
While I live mine. (A giant among them.)
Tiny hunters, fierce and fatal.
Small solitary watchers;
Do they, in turn, regard the giant?
‘Ware the giant! Stay off the white walls!
Do not draw the giant’s eye,
Least the tissue come whisk you away.
I’m a computer programmer by career and hobby, so I have a natural affinity for things that come in packages of eight. I also love that they eat other bugs, especially the occasional ant.
And Spiderman always was one of my favorite Marvel heroes. (Come to think of it, he may, in fact, be the top fave.)
Stay friendly to spiders, my friends!
May 14th, 2020 at 12:44 pm
Last week I had to kill a wasp that found its way inside. One of my few phobias involves needles, so I’m not big on wasps. Dealing with it definitely got the adrenaline going.
About an hour later, still a little janky over the wasp, I’m sitting at my dining room table and suddenly there’s another wasp on my hand! Freak out!!!
Except it was just a big spider that had rappelled down from the hanging light above the table. I’m sure it was as surprised as I was. (The surprise didn’t last long. The tissue came for his offenses.)
May 14th, 2020 at 1:05 pm
(And, yeah, I always liked both those Burns poems. 🙂 )
March 10th, 2023 at 11:56 am
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