Sunday, August 12, 2007

on cleaning my storeroom, a gecko..

This is a series of poems that I wanted to do for some time, but keep shelving it because 1) I am feeling lazy 2) thought it wasn't a good idea. I am writing about what happens when I try to clean up my storeroom.

Of course the storeroom didn't get much of a cleaning. That's to be expected when poetry got in the way.

house gecko
image by dsnake1
from a photo from the Net



gecko



it waddles
        on
         the
         dust
        coated
        wall
      defying
      gravity

   taking its sweet
       sweet
        time
         then
        it turns
         its head
         its black
     beady eyes seem to say
           l o o k
          we survive
          millions of
            years
             you
           reptile


and
i could only
get angry
and
wave
my rolled up
newspaper
at it.


03/08/07
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14 Comments:

Blogger polona said...

ha! why get angry with the ancient wisdom?
nice one.

13 August, 2007 03:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this is ...so sweet

Nasra

13 August, 2007 06:06  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I hate a smart ass too!!! Loved it!!

13 August, 2007 20:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

polona,
it was, um, leaving its digested food all over my books..

nasra,
thank you for dropping by. :)

pat,
i couldn't cling on to the wall like that smart ass...

13 August, 2007 20:36  
Anonymous gel said...

D- I love this! I can feel him crawling from your visual representation and words. Guess he distracted you from cleaning?

14 August, 2007 10:22  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

gel,
thank you!
nah, it was just an excuse to get away from cleaning. :)

14 August, 2007 20:35  
Blogger floots said...

you did more than wave a paper
you produced a great illustration
(in both senses)
cheers

15 August, 2007 16:23  
Blogger Blue Sky said...

I usually leave geckos alone, afterall they eat flies and other flying pests. The only irritation is that they leave dropping behind sometimes.

But a roach -- a roach must die on sight.

- Liz

15 August, 2007 21:12  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

floots,
i thought the words forming a shape of a lizard is pretty cool. :)

thanks!

Liz,
poor roach!
call in the Society for Prevention Of Roach Extinction!

umm, just kidding, i attack roaches on sight too.

15 August, 2007 23:48  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

This was as much fun to look at as it was to read. :)

16 August, 2007 13:55  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

andrew,
thanks!
i was trying to write a light-hearted poem, but i am usually lousy at it.

guess this time is okay. :)

16 August, 2007 21:43  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I hate gecko but like the wisdom told here.

In the climate like ours, we have too many of those.

17 August, 2007 23:21  
Anonymous alson said...

Nice one brother, but I have to agree with Liz, a roach must die on sight.

*Whack!*

19 August, 2007 02:23  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

gautami,
thanks!
yes, there are , but i usually leave them alone. :)

alson,
hey bro, what.."OUCH!"

19 August, 2007 21:38  

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