Confessions of a fly
My anatomy enables me to climb horizontal,vertical or upside down,
My feet excrete glue like substances which gives me extra grip up and down.
I live on liquids ,I lack mouth parts to chew food ,so I sup.
I regurgitate juices onto solid food which breaks them up.
I taste with my incredible feet,
Landing on faeces or pieces of meat.
I wander round and have a good taste,
I love takeaways and the food that you waste.
Due to the fact that I am on a liquid diet,
I deficate quite a lot,maybe on a meal before I try it.
I have amazing eyes which enable me to see behind,
They help me navigate and look out for danger when humans are unkind.
These clever eyes give me a 360 degree view,
Which allows me to land safely on food or poo.
Unfortunately I do not have a very long life span,
But to lay over 500 eggs all around is my plan.
You humans find it difficult to swat a fly,
My reaction ability is four times greater, don't want to die.
We flies have to bring up our offsprings on our own,
And lay our eggs on rotting fruit, carcasses and bone.
This gives our maggots something to eat when they hatch,
A fulfilling experience after having sex with my match.
I am constantly looking around for a date,
Only 30 days to live,I must admit I hate.
Harmful bacteria like salmonella and E.coli I do spread,
Which leaves many humans seriously ill or dead.
Next time you lift up a tool to swat a fly,
Think very deeply how clever am I.
I may come round to your house for a drink,
Or lay lots of eggs on your garabage that stink.
I am a complicated species ,living a short life,
But bring into your world much trouble and strife