Thursday, June 17, 2010

Japanese Orgies

Japanese Beatles
barely exotic
Cling in opalescent disregard.
They dine with
refined tastes 
on only rose petals
and crepe myrtle leaves.
They don't speak the
ignoring my pleas.
Holding open orgies
between the petals of
the pink Savoy Hotel 
too drugged to see
 my dismay
at the confetti-ed
they always leave behind
when the party
at long last ends.


Brian Miller said...

we had them real bad on our grape vine 2 years ago...pests....nicely written though...smiles.

Jingle said...

vivid images.
your words are very convincing.

Kerri said...

Dispicable creatures in their gaudy outfits. I ruin their parties with a bowl of warm, soapy water. Plop! And they're gone. Unfortunately there are always backups waiting in the wings.

Dave King said...

Horrible, what drugging can do!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Pests!Do they breed fast?

Angie said...

Can we skip these beetles across the water???? They make me nuts!!

Bossy Betty said...

Such lovely language though!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Beetles always freaked me out as a kid (in Maryland). We don't see many of them here in Florida. A giant grasshopper found its way into my car today however.

Tabor said...

Finally I reduced the font. It kept looking like I was shouting! I WAS, but not THAT much.

Friko said...

I haven't come here recently, I have missed a lot first hand.

sheri said...

tabor, i had to laugh when i read your post title, knowing that there had to be a play on words :) what i didn't know was how wonderfully you would weave the perfect words together so that even i, could feel your frustration and detest! what an awesome post!

lakeviewer said...

How do you control them? We have major slug infestation this time of the year, in search of all the tender plants. Best to find another insect to feast on them.

Tabor said...

My primary control is crushing them with my gloved hands. This usually works unless there are many and then I will resort to insect soap. Maybe regular soap should be my next effort!

tattytiara said...

Ah lovely, and particularly close to my heart as I keep trying to paint those little critters and have yet to be satisfied with a depiction.

tattytiara said...

Oh and perhaps I should clarify that by paint I mean pictures of - dousing them in acrylics is not a new pest control technique!

Granny Annie said...

Wasn't that a bit personal? LOL Great post.