I was about to enter my house
from the garage when
a praying mantis landed on the wall
right beside the light switch and
looked up at me.
I haven’t seen one in so long
that it looked quite majestic and
“Well, hello Mr. Mantis!” I said.
“How nice to see you here in my garage.”
‘Mr. Mantis’ quickly scrambled up to
leaned back to bring it’s torso up
and extended it’s arms and claws out
towards me to start slowly rotating them
like a boxer ready for the bell.
I realized that the pleasantries were over
as this long gangly green thing
wanted to have it out with me
right there and then.
“For fuck’s sake,” I sighed,
“not you too!”