Peppercorn Remedy

Sprinkle peppercorn to keep pests away.

That’s at least what they say,

But what happens if insects still dance?

Wreaking havoc in the smallest corner

Of the home.

They had their chance.

Now the peppercorn remedy will step up

It’s game. So the house plants can thrive,

That’s where we’ll aim.

Mixed, sprayed, coated on leaves—

Insects can’t go where they damn please.

And if it happens, where they still dance,

Insects adapt, they prove they’ve advanced.

Poor house plants are owned by the bugs,

No longer by me.

I’ll set them outside, insects thrive,

Leave them be.