When you get down to it,
We really should like
More than we do.
They are evolution’s rock stars,
Shining beacons of
Persistence and carrying on
And all that jazz.
I should offer nothing but respect
The very thought of them scuttling
(I can’t picture them doing anything but scuttling)
Is enough to send me
Past the heebies
Into the full-on jeebies
I know this says something about me
And my lack of humanity, that
It is a metaphor for
Tolerance and compassion
Call me a monster
If you will
There is satisfaction
In a well-timed
9 thoughts on “Poetry Month Day 8: On Cockroaches”
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This was hilarious.
I cannot help but play cockroaches-advocate here and offer this perspective. 😀
Oops! I forgot WP is doing that stupid thing with comments. Sorry.
We should have more respect, but I find that difficult as well.
“Past the heebies / Into the full-on jeebies” is awesome. 🙂
Thanks. I had fun with that line!
Leave it to you, my friend, to come up with a most intriguing perspective on ANYTHING! So, okay, I can agree that cockroaches (shudder) are deserving of a certain degree of respect if not admiration on their ability to survive nuclear war (“and all that jazz” – love that). Yet they fail to inspire anything remotely warm. Except maybe, you know, bile rising… furthermore they trigger asthma, a nefarious thing indeed…okay, okay, not that they CHOOSE to. But. I must tell you a student’s observation after one of us (not saying WHO) smushed a cockroach flat in our auditorium: “Oooooo,” said the student, “it looks like a Moon Pie!”
-You’re welcome! :O 🙂 🙂 🙂
Ha! I am not easily going to forget the moon pie image. Glad I haven’t eaten recently. =)
I neglected to say it was an absolutely ginormous cockroach… okay, done now!
Oh, YUCK! I feel how much you are grossed out in this piece! I’ve always found cockroaches disgusting but they are kind of amazing- There was a display at the Buffalo Zoo that we’d gawk at and wonder if the were the same ones from a year ago- I’m sure they were! Again,Yuck!