I Heard A Fly …
After Emily Dickinson
“Buzz off!” I told the Fly. “I’m busy.”
“Busy is as busy does!”
Replied the Fly. “Don’t make me dizzy;
You’re just dead, dear. That’s the buzz.”
A stab is a stab, that’s certain;
But none is as bad, to me,
As a stab through a cloth or curtain
By a stabber one cannot see.
O what could be more felonious
Than the fate that befell these three:
And beautiful Janet Leigh?