In the Neighborhood of Verse

Published August 3, 2018 by Nan Mykel

EARLY MORNING AWAKENING

It was 6:09 when I crept from bed.

Queen sheets often trip me but

I made it up and out of my room

to safety. I read too much I’ll grant

you that. You’d best quit reading this.

I’d seen a squib abut copperheads

in a closet nest, and I’d just read

about  more than a hundred species

of  arthropods found  in the average

home, listed for our pleasure surely:

a few spiders, millipedes, booklice,

silverfish, ants, midges, flies, rolypolys…

They didn’t count bedbugs because

too few—and of course the R word.

They weren’t counting snakes.

Back to me: I heard a click near my

ear.  Or was that a rattle? A presence

beside me in my bed!  Remember I’m

just waking up, emerging from dreams

to this!*                                         — Nan

*Although a house can feel empty when you’re the only one home, it isn’t really. A typical human household includes roughly 100 species of insects, spiders and other arthropods just milling around at the edges of the room, eating little bits of hair and dead insects. Rather than reaching for the bug spray, people should be excited that they live alongside so many other species ….Get to know your bug bunkmates, higher occurrence in more affluent homes.  (Compilation of wisdom from Google).

See articles from Atlantic, Mother Nature Network, N.C. State News, Time, Chicago Tribune and especially https://peerj.com/articles/1582/ (for a table of the bugs found).

6 comments on “In the Neighborhood of Verse

  • Please share your own experiences here...

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google photo

    You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    R2030 - In hope of a better decade

    Personal and political, creative writing and art.

    By Hook Or By Book

    Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

    fgsjr2015

    My writings of fiction, essay, poetry, observation & commentary

    Intellectual Shaman

    Poetry for Finding Meaning in the Madness

    madnessatthegates

    Culture and Politics from a Mythological Perspective -- Big ideas in plain English

    In Saner Thought

    "It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

    Lignes invisibiles

    Invisible lines associating ideas, creating images.

    Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News

    Second Look Behind the Headlines - News you can use...

    kristalhunter.wordpress.com/

    guided by the light of the moon and stars. Bringing Consciousness to modern music one verse at a time.

    The Truth Seeking Atheist

    We should all care about what we can reliably determine to be true.

    The Renegade Press

    Tales from the mouth of a wolf

    Blinksleep

    Wake Up to Your Life

    SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ

    Where The Eagles Fly . . . . Art Science Poetry Music & Ideas

    A Napper's Companion

    by John Coleman

    An Array Of Blogs

    Showcasing some of the best blogs the Internet has to offer...and more

    WordPress News

    WordPress News

    Heni's Happy Paintings

    Paintings for Kids and Kids at Heart

    The Past 24 Hours Or So

    Your Daily Dose of Trump and His Administration News

    %d bloggers like this: