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Kyle Schlicher


Today I Watched A fly


Today I watched a fly
as it went about doing
the things flies will do.

It tried its best to steal
a taste of the meal
I was eating.
It would fly around,
land and then take off
as I shooed it away.

But, it would always
come back around as soon
as I turned my attention
to other things.
And then we would go through
the entire scene once again.

I envied that little fly.

Quite unlike myself,
it seemed to have a purpose in life.

(6-23-1972)

Submitted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life


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