Normal is an Illusion

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.

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,

Where I am the spider not the fly.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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