SAVED AND AMBUSHED

I saw a miniscule black life form ascending my bathroom sink

And I refrained from turning on the tap as its progress made me think.

I even helped it on its way with a piece of handy tissue 

To reach to top of its vertical climb since its survival was at issue.

Something about its determined deed seized my rapt attention

And persuaded me to intercede - but I'm sorry to have to mention

No sooner had I done so than something unforeseen ensued

That doughty dot of departing life was instantly pursued. 

The surprise was such that my blinking eyes suddenly blinked wider

To see it AMBUSHED from beyond by a predatory spider. 

In seconds it was over and with a speed incredible

The spider dragged its capture off - no doubt a welcome "edible".

The moral for me seems to be that a good deed can go astray

And have an unfortunate outcome that wasn't planned that way!

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Brian Maryon

Thu 29th Mar 2018 13:11

Be careful Mark...there are a lot of predators about!

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