Sunday, May 13, 2018

My Scutigera

You know Scutigeras,
The ones in your bathtub,
Twenty-eight legs and quite long antennae,
On its head and its butt,

I found my first when I was twenty-one,
In my one bedroom flat,
I was very curious what it was,
So I asked an entomologist that,

I brought it in one of my mom's sauce jars,
To my univers'ty,
Learned it ate bugs that I would like much less,
Went home and set it free,
Many years gone,
It's still with me, today,
A life-long companyon whee'er I live,
Keeping unwanted intruders at bay.

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