Baruch K.Swartz and Franz S. Kafka
having coffee and pleasant conversation.
They feel sleepy.
Wake up to find themselves upsidedown roaches.
They whine and chirp in desperation
for their sisters to feed them.
Nillie and Millie startled by the scratching
rush to the living room,
turn into wasps
sting their brothers with a vengeance.
Annoyed his nap ruined, bald, fat father K,
swats and hits the insects on the ceiling,
kills the wasps in mid-flight.
Sweeps them outside swearing.
The broom hits him hard as an elephant
steps on him, scatters gold teeth on the sidewalk
Turns him into a worm.
By Hanoch Guy
Hanoch Guy spent his childhood and youth in Israel surrounded by citrus trees and watermelon fields he had to contend with swarms of hornets,scorpions and and scary black garden snakes.
He is a bilingual poet in Hebrew and English, Hanoch is an Emeritus professor in Temple University. His poetry in English has appeared in Genre, Poetry Newsletter, Tracks , International Journal of Genocide studies and several times in Poetica where he won an award His poems were also published in Poetry Motel, Visions International and other magazines.
© Copyright 2007 Hanoch Guy