Category: Beasts

Death of a Dog

For Sadie and Poppy, for Bo-bo and Duke For all of the dogs that have gone Your tail may have wagged for the last time But your doggishness deeds will live on Second in line to the social Maybe better than better than half Echoing all our emotions Every shade of blue, every laugh You

The Sting

It’s likely that they threatened him, or gate-crashed after dark Noah simply wouldn’t have just let them on the Ark? Spiders’ fine and rats I get, however they’re deplored But how on earth could he presume to let two Wasps on board

Juan the Spanish housefly

  It was a day like any other with the sun splitting the stones Juan, the Spanish house-fly had his mind set on a roam He hugged the wife and children and he said he’d be home soon Licked his feet, rubbed himself and buzzed out of the room