A fly crawled across my sneaker

and then flew across the room

when I raised the other foot.


I wasn’t gonna kill the damn thing

I could tell it wasn’t pregnant

I’m afraid of pregnant flies

cause I don’t want maggots in my room


I watched it fly around awhile

until it started buzzing loudly

then I killed the damn fool.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

This one was written in 1983.  I have always had a great fear of maggots.

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I killed the damn fool

In Texas we call ir 'justified homicide" as we are a "stand your ground" state.  --   Stephen

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flies do bring it on

flies do bring it on themselves