Marco Polo

Pitcher Plant
Image by katerha via Flickr

Marco Polo

is a new guest

he scurries around

the perimeter of the fish pond


for remnants of trout chow

trapped between the rocky crevices

sharpening his claws

on neighboring plants

and fruit trees

papaya, coconut

orange and



now into a pitcher plant

another new arrival

from Borneo.

Poor Marco,

traveling to this oasis

took a lot out of him

he’s so thirsty to explore

he hasn’t read the warning  signs

little does he know

who his host is

that the table is being prepared

for an exotic rat stew.

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