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The Wasp

And It's Larvae

By S. A. CrawfordPublished 8 months ago 1 min read

There is a wasp in my gut,

Cotesia Glomerata -

that must be its name.

Sound it out,

Co - te - sia,

Feel the burning, like an open flame,

Glo-mer- ata.

A whisper, not a shout.

Because this is no shaggy black dog that follows my dragging feet.

Barking and howling.

Demanding, sniffing, waiting while I sleep...

This is a quiet decimation that starts with an egg.

A seed pushed deep into soft meat.

In the dark, the wasp is drawn by hunger.

Gnawing in silence,

following the stringy flows of blood and muscle,

bloating with every bite.

And what comes from this later,

I wonder in the heart of the grey-yellow nights of mid-summer.

What happens when the soft meat is gone?

surreal poetry

About the Creator

S. A. Crawford

Writer, reader, life-long student - being brave and finally taking the plunge by publishing some articles and fiction pieces.

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  • Rob Angeli8 months ago

    Strangely horrifying and lovely at the same time.

  • Kendall Defoe 8 months ago

    Metaphor much? 😬

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