THIS IS AN AFRICAN WORM by Margaret Danner.

This is an African worm
but then a worm in any land
is still a worm.

It will not stride, run, stand up
before butterflies, who
have passed their worm-like state.

It must keep low, not lift its head.
I’ve had a dread experience, I know.
A worm can do no thing but crawl.

Crawl and wait…..

Margaret Danner

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