Unwanted Guests

BY Ellen-Jo Emerson
Posted 7/24/19

Every springI sprayI prayI swatand stompSwab orVacuumBut they are relentlessCamel cricket scoutsPlatoons of antsLoathsome spidersTrying to spin their homesBut, oh joyful blessing,The occasional …

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Unwanted Guests


Every spring
I spray
I pray
I swat
and stomp
Swab or
But they are relentless
Camel cricket scouts
Platoons of ants
Loathsome spiders
Trying to spin their homes
But, oh joyful blessing,
The occasional ladybug
That I gently escort outside
She makes all the difference.


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