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What Does A Fly Say?

“Buzz, buzz, buzz” says the fly.

But does it?

It isn’t actually saying anything.

It’s just beating its wings.

The frequency of the beat creates a sound

That we can hear.


Does a fly know that it is making a buzz?

It’s just beating its wings.

It has to do this to keep aloft.

Swat a fly and you see what happens

When its wings stop beating.


What would a fly say if it could speak?

It would probably say “Buzz off!”
July 2018

This is my submission to the Oldie Competition in its August 2018 edition.