Wasps have often featured in poetry. This is the first internet copy of Plain Murder written by A.G. Prys-Jones (1888 ‐ 1987) some time before 1959. It seems to refer to the squashing of a wasp before it can sting the author. It was published in "Yet More Comic and Curious Verse" selected by J. H. Cohen (1959).

    I saw a wasp upon a wall
    And did not like his face at all:
    And so the creature had no time
    To wonder whether he liked mine.