Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Why the cicada?
Why not the flea?
Think of how many more
poems there could be!
Why not the cricket?
Why not the gnat?
Those you can rhyme at the
drop of a hat.
Termites and locusts
don’t stand a chance.
Neither do weevils,
grubs, ticks or ants.
Give the cicada
a well deserved rest.
Write summer poems
about some other pest.