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The Centipede – A Poem

I saw a centipede today

They have the hairiest legs, I say

There you go down the drain

Back to where you once came

A creepy crawler is what you are

The ugliest bug by far

Multiple legs are what you have

Don’t you dare make me mad

I saw you walking down the stairs

Surely you thought I wasn’t aware

One day I saw you on a wall

Got interrupted by a call

In China, they eat you deep-fried or grilled

Which makes me feel very ill

Runaway and hide today

Never come back any day

 

Man holding Scolopendra giganteaTrinidad, 1961

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. I know what you mean. Be careful though as there are ones that bite now.

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    July 9, 2019

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