Monday, February 9, 2015
DMC: "Dear Sir Roly-Poly" by Damon Dean
Dear Sir Roly-Poly,
I thank you for your inquiry
about your pedigree.
belie your family tree.
I’ve turned most every leaf and stone.
My research seems to say—
you’re not a bug at all! Not
in the ‘insect’ sort of way.
Instead you are crustacean!
(Your kin are water-bound,
so how you came to live on land—
that fact I’ve not yet found.)
Some further facts are needed. More
ancestry should be followed.
But meanwhile I should caution you—
don’t let yourself be swallowed.
Your rolling-up ability
(that ‘conglobation’ skill)
Could cause some sickly creature to
mistake you for a pill.
Professor O. Possum
© 2015 Damon Dean. All rights reserved.
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