11 August – Welcome?

When you lay out your welcome mat
and fling your back door wide,
be careful because you might not know
quite who you’re inviting inside!
Some guests will hop into the kitchen,
confused about where to feed fledglings,
others will fly all through the house
on wildly misdirected wings.
Then a cricket might just sit boldly
on your actual welcome mat,
leaving you protesting,
“I didn’t mean quite that!”.