Thursday, May 01, 2008

eating away at the guts----Totally Optional Prompts



lodging in the crevices

deeply embedded
multiplied by leaps and bounds
virus engulfs the body-
thriving by depleting
it of its strength.
when weakness hits hard,
it is already too late
to get rid of the parasites
which take their own sweet time
to eat away at the guts
before attacking another victim.

"that's their job, I suppose"

Update(May 2, 2008): I have not been attacked by any virus. I am HALE and Hearty!


17 comments:

Noah The Great said...

I really like this, but never give up even after the viruses bite away.

Steve said...

Gut wrenching I would say!

Ghost Particle said...

oh man...ur not well now? Drink lots of water, OJ and or isotonic drinks...coz the last thing virus's want is a health cell. :)

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Infectiously good!

Startling imagery.

Blessings,
Linda

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paisley said...

parasites yuck.. just the name makes me shiver... very nicely done.

ozymandiaz said...

Ah, but if we don't invest more in our space program we shall not be able to get to another victim

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Another victim? Like you say, I suppose that's what they do.. Uggh!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I should be grossed out, but I'm so glad you're back online that I'm loving this. Besides, you describe it well and it's NOT gross.

Brian said...

Great writing even in your fevered and harried state.

Glad you're back as well.

((((((hugs)))))

Linda Jacobs said...

I like your take on the "cowbird" prompt. I never thought of viruses. Excellently done!

Lezlie said...

Cool! I'll be visiting regularly now that I know you're here, too.

Lezlie

christine said...

Interesting, gautami. I dislike being a host to a virus. I know it's their job, but it's my job to flush them out of my body! A great interpretation of cowbirds!

Angelica said...

oh, viruses yuck, but keeping strong through it is success. I really like this.

Stan Ski said...

so many levels and layers to a phenomenon that at first glance seems unique

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes that's a good description of a virus!

my backyard said...

this parasite sounds scary

polona said...

the last line made me smile...
but gosh, i hate being attacked by virusee!