October 06, 2010

Fly on the Wall

Prompt from Poetic Asides: write an "other side of the fence" poem ... attempt to empathize with the other person, animal or situation

Here I sit,

pausing for a moment
on this cold hard wall;

pausing in my search
for food to fill my belly,
warmth to keep me alive;

pausing from my flight,
my never-ending struggle
to stay out of reach from
your rolled-up newspaper;

pausing to breathe,
resting for a moment,
not really listening to
what goes on in the room;
yes, here I sit. And

you want to be a
fly on the wall?

1 comment:

  1. Yes! Good thing it's only a metaphor, to want to be a fly on the wall!