Fly that Stayed
Summer is gone and the chill of winter
is upon us, this fly doesn’t know any better,
he clings to life inside my dwelling
wondering what went wrong?
He flew and buzzed outside all day long
without his dignity intact, he was just that,
a fly barely without any class.
Landing on unsightly things then lifting
up and flying to distract me when he could,
by buzzing in my ear and pestering my
His class abandoned him to the frost as they
disintegrated into frozen shells along my
balcony, buried in the shelves and dirt
He’s caught in my place now alone
and worried, fearful for his life and what
would I do to end his flight.
I speak lowly almost in a whisper, don’t
be afraid, for you see I am alone and
need some movement about this place,
so make yourself comfortable Mr. Fly
and stay awhile won’t you?
I bring you no harm, fly and buzz until
you weary and land upon my aloe Vera
for a spell, rest your tired wings and sip
its healing nectar. Tomorrow’s sun will
lift you up and once again set your path
to fly free and stay awhile with me please.
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