they are hungry
for cliches & weak meter
these eight-legged beasts
skittering behind us
patient, deft as spiders
waiting & salivating
for crumpled paper wadded
in the recycle bin, siphoning blood
from every tap
of backspace & delete keys
& longing for larger meat sleeping
within the trashcans
of laptops & PCs
but who writes?
it is a poet
an idiot savant who dreams images
or a monkey, picking alphabets
like fleas from his fur
shitting on the keyboard
& calling it
of the unexpected
***as an excuse for my poor behavior –I direct you here: http://trentlewin.com/2012/10/03/an-author-interview-with-trent-lewin/ to the comments
hee, hee. Thanks. i think I am safe from the threats now…
No excuses necessary. This was fantastic in and of itself.
Thanks, George. I was issued a challenge that I just could not refuse 😉
Glad you enjoyed! You definitely should read those comments, and of course the post, it is hysterically funny!
Now that is sheer genius. Especially the fleas on the keyboard. I will now have that thought in my brain every time I go to type something. Fantastic Susan – a challenge well answered!
hahaha–now that was fun! Did not even require me to mix medications/wine that should never be mixed–you were right–I am demented enough to craft without chemical assistance 😉
Yes, yes you are (cackles evilly with fingers intertwined). I will return the favour with a story about the monkey. He is anxious to poop on the keyboard.
Brilliant! And I’ve just read the interview and am chuckling like a madwoman.
Thank you–this was too much fun!
Great poem – challenge or no… love the turn of meaning in ‘tap’. You are very ace 🙂
Oh thank you! I did not think about that until I wrote it out, and I was thrilled with the cleverness of my subconscious 😉
All my best works are accidents! 😛
Knew you were a kindred spirit!
This was awesome !!!
Thanks–I don’t generally write poetry on dares, but just could not resist…
HA! He’s a complete nut case and he’s brilliant. And your challenge response? PERFECT! ROFL
hahaha–this was fun!
Great poems and some great images and my smiles hasn’t worn off from reading Mr Trents interview yet
Thanks, Bruce. This was wildly fun to write. Still seeing that toilet paper in my mind’s eye, I am…
heh heh heh. Yep. Trent is a bad influence, and I am glad of it!