I have just painted a window sill with a bright white paint that immediately attracted three of my neighbours with suicidal tendencies.
Oh why, and oh why, and oh why
Did a spider, an ant and a fly
Decide they would stick
To wet paint, laid on thick?
Well, they did, and so now they will die . . .
How could I have saved these poor things
(Twenty legs, three black bodies, two wings)?
P’rhaps I’ll put up a sign
Of a special design
That will tell what such recklessness brings:
“O arachnids and insects, be wise,
Be careful and use all your eyes.
Don’t ever alight
On my Pure Brilliant White
For it’s death to ants, spiders and flies.”