My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt #171 “Collage 27”
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly” is a quote from Charles Addams
On the wings of a summer buzz,
a fly alights on a white corona,
wrapped in the acrid aroma
of Queen Anne’s lace.
The sun dapples my legs and face,
reminding me of other summer days.
Time is suspended,
a pretty clock on an ornate chain,
and I wish I could go back again,
this time to a normal childhood,
where I am well-behaved and good,
a child who works hard and doesn’t lie,
when I am the spider not the fly.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016