Fungal Fly Flings

Dead windowsill housefly,
Ghostly halo
Tiny white spores,
Death trap!
Insect invaded,
Brain co-opted
Highest perch possible,
Sporerific launching pad,
“Come one, come all,”
Delectable flies!

Wafting aphrodisiac,
Supernormal mating,
Wily fly plot,
Infection intercourse,
Female corpses male fornicaters,
Necro-paraphilia, gadzooks!
Mysterious saprophytic kingdom,
Fungal-swollen remains,
Luring concoctions,
Hoodwink’d love bugs,
Thriving decomposers!

© 2023 Reese Halter
Refuse. Reduce. Repurpose

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
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