Vertebrate Sapiens


Humans are so creepy,
with only four legs and
hairy heads and
just two eyes that sometimes
have glassy covers or dark lids which
obscure their eyes completely.

Whenever they see me
they jump and scream
and start flailing their four legs about;
you’d think they’d caught a hornet
in their web.

It’s really quite scary.
I wish they’d leave me alone
and go back to where they came from,
wherever that is.

Sometimes I play with them.
I know it’s not spiderly of me,
but it’s such a kick to hear their squeals when they
pull back the shower curtain and find me
hiding in the bath tub.

This Halloween I think I will dress up
as a human.

The Daily Post one-word prompt: Jump

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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9 Responses to Vertebrate Sapiens

  1. sandyjwhite says:

    A great job of turning the table!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Janice Wald says:

    Hi Maggie,
    I met you at Susie Lindau’s Meet and Greet. I clicked on your link since I also love photography and have blogged about it often.
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.
    I brought you the link to my About page, so you can read more about my blog:
    Like Susie, I have regular networking events each month.


  3. Hahha, I love the reversal. And I’ll see each spider now in the light of this. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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