The problem with tourists Spider Poem By Devin Asher Corry Sep 2013

The problem with tourists Spider Poem By Devin Asher Corry Sep 2013

I am convinced
That I’m a tourist on this planet,
In this body.

Things like knowing where my legs are,
Or existing in the company of a spider,
Shouldn’t be such causes for
Bewilderment and hysteria,
But they are.

And this is besides my awkwardness
With other human beings.
I attribute this to their being tourists too.
Why else would they take lots of pictures
And leave garbage everywhere?

It’s like our bus broke down,
And we’re surviving in ramshackle forts,
Looking out with binoculars
And waving flags made of Hawaiian shirts.

It must be appalling,
And not a little shocking,
To the natives.
Quiet and peaceful, the plants and animals
Watch us from a distance,
At once unnerved and giggling
Just a little bit,
As they watch us stumble about
And run shrieking from the spiders.

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