To the Fly / October 21, 2018

To the fly.

You, a dirty, short-lived inspiration.
By the time I finish this,
thousands of you will already be dead.
So I’ll keep it short.
For creatures so small,
you are capable of so much.
You killed thousands of soldiers in the Spanish-American war:
the strongest weapon belonging to neither side.
And if you ask the Mayfly what’d they’d do
if they only had 24 hours to live,
they’d shrug, and just
live.

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