Wood tick on my back

Wood tick on my back

Creepy but well designed
you scout my body sniffing for blood.
You tickle me with your spider legs,
your body broad and flat
like a Camero Z28.
You only want a little
but greed keeps you embedded
until you grow fat and round
and able to be discovered in the dog’s fur.
Your fate
the shoe or the match
or the flush and drain.

What can we learn from you?

Don’t take so much time
finding the perfect vein
that your flicked out of the game.

Be satisfied with enough,
excessive want and greed lead to the drain.

It’s not your shape and style
but your heart and brain
that make you who you are.

Find your purpose
and go for it with tenacity.

If you’re a wood tick,
be a good one
with pride and gratefulness.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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