See, When They're Around

Written by: Effie Blake

a flea jumps across
the arm of the recliner --
athletic insect

fly tastes the surface
of the bureau -- wood's polish
must be flavorful

a garden spider
darts along the windowsill
as on in-line skates

roach peers at me from
the chair across   it's rapt --
antennae flex and twitch