Smart Flies by Jill McDougall


I don’t think most flies
Are too clever or wise.
They get stuck in your ears
And they crawl in your eyes.
They dirty the windows,
They dirty the wall,
And they don’t seem to have
Any manners at all.

But I do think our flies
Are the smartest flies around
They can crawl up a wall
Wihtout sliding back down
And if you decide
To go walking outside,
Theyll sit on your back
And enjoy a free ride.


Source: Jill McDougall & Jenny Taylor, Anna the Goanna and other poems (Aboriginal Studies Press 2000)


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