Dogs 2014

WASP RESCUE
(9/28/14)


one day
I will be
stung

but I have
yet
to be attacked
by anything
that I didn't
attack
first

using
a 12 ounce
Dixie cup
I trap
the insect
against
the wall

then slide
an AARP
magazine

(yes
I am
that old)

between
the opening
and the wall
to enclose
the intruder

carefully
I walk
to the back
screen door

open it
with an elbow

remove
the barrier
and toss
the captive
free

it flies
in a beeline
away
into the darkness

away into
the backyard
next door

saving
it's stinger
for another
day

I realize
that it didn't
know
that I was
trying
to help it

but
I knew

~

good luck
to my
neighbor