Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Murderess



Across the bare wood floor
hurriedly ran the roach
as it scurried from its dark
haven of clumped dust and hair
.
As it quickly neared
the center of the room,
distant from safety
there was not a single hesitation
.
Marissa leapt to her feet
with nothing to consider
and picked up her boys sneaker,
an immediate plan of attack
.
Whap, crack, the roach was dead
left lying among the other
carcasses of insects; kin.
No apology was needed or given

13 comments:

paisley said...

this made me remember a huge roach like "palmetto bug" we had in one of the roach infested dived i lived in when i was 18 on the strip in lauderdale... we had no qualms about killing all the other roaches... but "freds" affinity with watching tv in the dark with us spared him..... i wonder how "fred" is these days.....

Jane Doe said...

Loved it. I was all "Yes, kill the evil roach." I hate roaches. Great poem.

Jane

anthonynorth said...

And who would not. Well said.

TC said...

LOL

Glad she didn't have to think about that :)

tumblewords said...

Well done! A dead roach is a good thing, I think!

Corina said...

Perfect!

How can anyone NOT kill those crunchy little guys?

Linda Jacobs said...

Been there, done that. good for you!

Laane said...

Great!

We're having a requiem for a very large spider here.... brrrr...

You can find my 3 words ::here::.

Have a great day!

Leigh Lear said...

this made me laugh:)

myrtle beached whale said...

As a person that lived in the Philippines for two years any dead roach is a good roach. Really enjoyed this. Much lighter than your usual fare.

WriterKat said...

no apologies! That was fun!

LittleWing said...

eewww, i shiver just to think... roaches..nothin, but nothin will take them away once they've arrived... in hawaii their bigger than a house and fly...murderess, yesssss....

Amarettogirl said...

This piece was refreshing, witty and flat out fun! I grew up in NYC and believe me you - I've seen my share of roaches and murder a few too! Thanks for that 3WW writing!