Fly at the window
mystery: goal visible,
The unrelenting buzz
turns to percussion melody
high upon contact-
a scream of tiny insect angst-
mellows as the distance widens.
All that bumping must be tiring,
until eventually the fly moves on,
Sometimes those are the choices.
About the Poet
Carol Casey lives in Blyth, Ontario, Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Prairie Journal, Sublunary Review, Plum Tree Tavern and others, including a number of anthologies, most recently, Tending the Fire and i am what becomes of broken branch. Facebook: @ccaseypoetry; Twitter: @ccasey_carol; Website.
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