No Thanks

I like a crispy stalk of celery
to stir a Caesar’s spice,

or a wedge of tart lemon
squeezable in tea that is iced

and cinnamon is delectable
when steeping in hot cider

but never in my sipping days
have I requested a side of spider.

(Based on an actual incident.  Photo is proof.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

15 thoughts on “No Thanks”

      1. Yes, it was fun indeed. =) Have you considered publishing your poems into a book? They are very good!

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  1. Quite the surprise while enjoying a drink. I’ve looked in my coffee before and seen an unwelcomed, floating visitor. Just the thought of almost having swallowed the critter is very unpleasant.


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