That’ll teach ‘m

Oh, look, the near-sighted spider
must have said
there’s a bit of inviting ground,
a cozy patch so nice and round

Thought he found a quaint plat
to call his own, but, alas,
a cup of coffee makes a bad habitat.

He surely wanted to skedaddle,
learning the eight legged doggy paddle
so as not to drown.

He might have been tickled
at this pickle had he saw the man frown
as a bug dropped into his mug.

But any mirth gave way to fright
when the man tipped his cup out of spite
and drank it all down.

©2023 Kenneth W. Arthur