May 10th, 2004

serious Oracle

*GAAAAAAAAH!*, a tale in free verse

settling into a nice hot bath

scented with citrus/ginger oil, a chilled glass of wine and an advance copy of a promising book at hand...

CENTIPEDE!

HAIRY, MULTILEGGED, RIDICULOUSLY FAST AND HUGE AND ALIEN-SPACE-CREATURE-LOOKING RUNNING ALONG THE RIM OF THE TUB!

::girlish shriek, loud enough to shake the windows::

wine spills

water splashes

::stifled whimper, lest the crawly hear::

husband's shoe, left in bathroom

transforms

sanctity of life?

DIE, CRAWLY!

~k