The short life of a fly

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

The short life of a fly

A fly sitting fixedly on the wall
Fidgeting and stirring, asks:
'What do I have to be grateful for?'
Ruminating, carries about his task

"What's it all for?"
"Cant do this anymore,"
Rubs his legs together
Like twines of heather

Can see from his compound eyes
A reflection of his imperfections
Doesn't seem to bother him
"I can see in all directions."

Suddenly his thoughts are interrupted.
A flash and a swish. It's a cup - dead.

The short life of a fly

A fly sitting fixedly on the wall

Fidgeting and stirring, asks:

'What do I have to be grateful for?'

Ruminating, carries about his task

  •  

"What's it all for?"

"Cant do this anymore,"

Rubs his legs together

Like twines of heather

  •  

Can see from his compound eyes

A reflection of his imperfections

Doesn't seem to bother him

"I can see in all directions."

  •  

Suddenly his thoughts are interrupted.

A flash and a swish. It's a cup - dead.

 


Submitted: December 27, 2020

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