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On the Mercy of a Spider

This entry is part of a series of entries "The Totem Chronicles"
On the Mercy of a Spider

“Don’t eat me! Don’t eat me! "said the fly to the spider, “I still got a lot of living to do.”

The spider eyed the fly with a bit of disdain and said,

“Why should I spare a heartless fool like you? I saw what you did to that lovely fly that flew and died in the big cat’s eye. You broke her heart, made her cry, turned your back on her, and dared her to die. Now it’s your turn to die, but it will be slow and painful as I eat you alive, while you’re awake and paralyzed. Times up, my putrid little friend, your life is about to end.”

“You got it all wrong” said the fly, “It was she who had an affair with another fly and it was she who broke my heart. I needed time to forgive her but she only saw my pain. She couldn’t forgive herself, consumed by guilt and remorse; she decided to commit suicide, by diving into that great Lion’s Eye.”

“I don’t believe you,” said the spider, “and even if I did, it still was you, who was the cause of her demise. She was a friend and surely you are not.”

“We have children,” said the sobbing fly,” they already lost their mother; don’t take their father away from them too.”

“You sniveling buggy bug thug, your maggots are no concern of mine. As a matter of fact, I think I’ll go hunt them down and have them for dessert. Hold still now, while I sprinkle you with a little salt,” said the hungry spider.

He who was once a mighty fly, who led armies of warrior flies to many victories, was a victim of his own deceitful nature and infidelities. He was now yesterday’s food and today’s fecal matter....

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Thank you for the read. This is part of a long series of mine. The spider here is referring the the flies wife killing herself over him.

The Wings of a Fly
Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zap

in the corner of my eye I see a fly
buzzing by near to my eye
making me sigh as it flies by
wings rushing towards the sky
flying away from my eye
soaring high for a fly

why oh why does it want to die
flying so high in the sky
does it cry for the other fly
that did die when it flew
into my eye

I swatted that little black fly
who flew in my eye
that did defy and deny
her right to fly
by buzzing by my eye
causing the little fly to die
never saying good-bye to you
who flies so high away
from my eye towards the sky
crying for the little fly
who in suicide succeeded
in her wish to die
by flying in my eye

I sigh from the sty
that's in my eye from that fly
who flew in my eye
wondering why she wanted to die
never hearing her cry for it was you
that made her want to die
by seeing through your lie
about an affair with another fly
leaving her high and dry
to explode and die
in my teary eye

who do you cry for
as you fly towards the sky
away from my accusing eye
for your sin of deceit and lust
where my eye holds her
remaining dust
for it was not I who made her die
it was you who led her in my eye
you who were once a mighty fly
turn away from the sky
set your wings on downward path
cleanse yourself from damnation's wrath
now it’s time for you to die
fly oh fly in my other eye

I weep
as I wait
for your reply

Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Plop

(the fevered writings of Kalifera; acolyte of the Blue Dolphin)