Insect Poems: 6/11
Nature, Insect


© Ian Mole

I think that there are very few creatures that I don't like but I'm afraid I find it hard to get warm feelings about the cockroach.


A nightmare of legs and feelers,
scuttling on marble
with your deathly click.
Most unwelcome house-guest,
reveling in filth and grease
something in your presence
almost makes me sick.
Hideously alien,
haunting drains and catafalques,
dying on the bathroom-floor
– please make it quick.

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