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