Such A Strange Little World

Image by Tom Bagshaw

Image by Tom Bagshaw

Such a strange world,

Surrounded by creatures small and smaller.

Into this place I’ve been hurled

Though still many times taller.

This is such an odd little place

Where I’m the the center of attention.

Creatures circle, fly and leave without a trace,

Still I’m not sure what’s their intention.

Very still I choose to sit,

Holding a statuesque pose.

Afraid if I twitch or flit,

They may bite my delicate nose.

Or scratch my ivory skin,

Turning snow white to bloody red,

Maybe kick me in the shins,

By god, I look almost dead.

Then suddenly a boom,

To the sound of thunder I awake.

Lying on the floor of my room,

Tell me–how much acid did I take.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Photo Challenge #4 “Figments of Inertia – Image by Tom Bagshaw

20 thoughts on “Such A Strange Little World

  1. Brilliant, Dominic!!! I love this and love the flow of this poem. These lines seemed to set the stage for me…very imaginative!!

    Holding a statuesque pose.

    Afraid if I twitch or flit,

    They may bite my delicate nose.

  2. Well, I had to laugh when I got to the end, but then I thought — it’s really a story to weep over. But either way, you have done a truly excellent job of writing here. I especially like the changes in rhythm, but the consistency of the rhyme scheme. They counterbalance one another. It’s just unique. I like it.

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