Dilemma

Dead Brown Centipede Lithobius forficatus curled on its back on scratched steel surface, black and white monochrome macro photograph © 2018 P. Maton eyeteeth.net
Expired in hyper-reflection

Brown Centipede

Lithobius forficatus 

10/06/18

 

The Centipede’s Dilemma

A centipede was happy – quite!

Until a toad in fun said,

“Pray, which leg moves after which?”

This raised her doubts to such a pitch,

She fell exhausted in the ditch

Not knowing how to run.

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2 thoughts on “Dilemma

  1. Thank you Tim, a peculiar subject I suppose but something forlorn about this fallen predator appealed to me. I stumble upon the poem while identifying the species and searching for colloquial names for Centipedes.

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