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August 4, 2010 / Gio

The Fly

o give me leave you little colossus!

flippant and uninvited

find your way without these quarters

you are the chasm of our formal banquet

an equestrian perhaps?

or do you find affinity with stench?

our wrangling is neither anticipated nor pined

your artifice of wing

matches my swat of hand

your awkward oscillation reflects the drunkard

is it peccadillo when

you are the losing competitor?

by my hand or by some viscid strip

you find your demise

why do I prefer the latter?

my serenity has returned

though serene it may not have been

we’ll meet again

though it be not you



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  1. Gio / Aug 4 2010 3:19 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it!
    Your interpretation is spot on, fancy laguage for such a simple thing.
    The Shakespeare tag refers to:
    “give me leave” = leave me alone
    “without these quarters” = outside
    Phrases commonly used by the Bard.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Tichaona Chinyelu / Aug 4 2010 1:52 pm

    i got a kick out of the way the formality of the language describes something so non-formal… an annoying fly. enjoyed this. curious about the shakespeare tag, though?

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