Saturday, August 6, 2011

Confessions of a Scaredy-Cat

I killed a grasshopper.
It was slender and green
and landed next to me.

I was scared of what
it would fel like, its
little legs clawing at
my cupped hands.

So, I killed it
with a shoe.
I collected its remains
with tissue paper and
trashed it next to an
empty box of cookies.

I hope this poem
serves as a proper burial.

1 comment:

D2 said...

If you ran over a squirrel would there be a funeral mass and burial?


Here's to the Grasshopper. Rest in Peace Kung fu Grasshopper! (Grasshopper cocktail, of course!)