Friday, June 17, 2011


Poor Daddy Long Legs scuttles about
the bathroom, looking for the exit.
Meanwhile, Wingy Bug of undetermined species
emerges from Daddy's same hiding spot.

We scoop Daddy into a cup,
carefully sliding a paper under him,
and carry him outside to safety--
a home with a garden view.

I stomp Wingy with my sneaker
and tissue up the black smudge.
I've got limited reserves of kindness,
and Daddy outranked the little dude.

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Peaceful Divorcee said... [Reply to comment]

This is such a timely post for me because I am selling my house and it turns out that we have carpenter ants, bees and bats.  I guess I have been a little too kind with the critters ;)

Belinda said... [Reply to comment]

Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

alovett said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my! My critters must have been channeling your critters. Good luck with selling your house!

alovett said... [Reply to comment]

When I get a mosquito bite, it swells up huge and lasts for weeks. So I'm an avowed mosquito murderer. (Apologies to your mom-in-law!)

alovett said... [Reply to comment]

It beats road rage, right?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

 Kindness only extends so far! Goodbye, winged thing.

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, this made me laugh! I probably would not have had kindness for either one of them. But, good for you for saving Daddy. It is his weekend after all:)

MillerMix said... [Reply to comment]

Nice! I would've stomped them both. ;)

Brook @ To Be Dancing said... [Reply to comment]

better a quick death than a slow one at the hands of a spider. 

cj Schlottman said... [Reply to comment]

This is so very clever!  I agree that Daddy outranks the other dude. 


alovett said... [Reply to comment]

Sadly, there were more to take his place...

alovett said... [Reply to comment]

I hadn't thought of that!

alovett said... [Reply to comment]

On any other day...

alovett said... [Reply to comment]

Good point!

alovett said... [Reply to comment]

Zen and the art of pest control...