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Below is the poem entitled ELEGY FOR THE SUMMERTIME DIRT DAUBER which was written by poet Nola Perez. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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             "Just how long have you believed the
            wasps have it in for you?"...    my psych therapist

He must be new in the neighborhood--
he wasn't told If he builds it, She will come.
Never mind he flies in the fast lane,
(no air controller needed), to decorate her wall
with his devil's daub for a family home
he's planned on high, where he imagines
it won't catch her eagle eye.  But,
there's no site inconspicuous enough,
and she's surely woman enough, 
to climb an eight foot ladder, bearing bucket
and sprays she's been hoarding for days
for emergencies like this.  First, there's
a scrape with the shovel, then Clorox, then 
a Tuffy to scruffy up his unsightly hovel.  
There does NOT go the neighborhood--
he's gone for good. It's out damned spot,
she knows it's hot, but is here to swear
he'll seek homestead elsewhere.

                         for Dr. Ross

Copyright © Nola Perez

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