You're Bugging Me

February 26, 2011
By tara___x GOLD, South Plainfield, New Jersey
tara___x GOLD, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde


I scurried across
the heated pavement
trying to avoid
your shadow,
but your two feet
were faster than
every one hundred
of mine.

You surrounded me
with your massive palms,
thinking I would be
dumb enough
to crawl onto your hand;

everything went
black,
so I coiled up
in a ball
until you lost interest.

I walked away from you
with ninety-nine legs—
(do you remember
poking me with that
stick?)—

but I will wait
until you lie
on the grass
to climb on your
mountainous head,
creep through your
forest of hair,
and bite you.


The author's comments:
a poem about revenge in the point of view of a centipede

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