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Fly on the Wall

I woke up before
The cat and the mouse.
When the sun came up
At Henderson’s house.

Martha is baking,
I must take a taste
Of batter splatters.
They can’t go to waste!

The TV is on.
I’ll take a quick look.
Wait!  I smell a crumb
In Martha’s cook book.

The trash can is full-
It’s calling my name.
I think I will play
The grub diving game.

Yum! That hit the spot.
Yawn, I need a nap.
I’ll catch a quick snooze
On Johnny’s ball cap.

The view is the best
Up on the brick wall;
I listen to Martha
Gab on her tenth call.

I zip and I buzz.
Baby is napping.
There’s juicy gossip-
Martha’s still yapping.

It’s stuffy in here-
Need fresh air right now,
So I will fly out
To dance on a cow.

The farm yard is great
The cow patties - sweet
But I smell baked goods
Warm, ready to eat.

The window is open,
There’s milk in a glass,
My dessert awaits me,
Today’s been a gas!

That pie’s on the sill-
I’ll take a few bites.
What’s that?  Swat, swat, splat!
Eeeeewww, out went my lights!


By Susan Burd © 2012

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  1. Date: 10/25/2012 4:05:00 PM
    Damn flies! :) Awsome write Susan.

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 7:40:00 AM
    Hi Susan - You had almost convinced me that the life of a fly wasn't so bad, after all...until that fly swatter came down! Enjoyed your unique take! LOL. Gail

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:23:00 PM
    Alsolutely DDDDEEELIGHTFULLLL! See, I knew Carol would love you too! Big huggeroonies!

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:11:00 PM
    LOL... If I could be a fly on a wall... Definately gives it new meaning. Obviously, you and Jack are my favorite poets. Please keep writting.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:31:00 PM
    lol.. the life of a fly. That was cute.