Re: preying mantis storyGuesses, often wrong,Can become urban legends,If written down well.
The mantises' life is a flashy one,With courting and dancing to catch you one.But once they have wedif the female's not fed,It's like marriage to a Kardashian.Why don't cannibals eat clowns? They taste funny.
Walking past wetlandsspot flat-footed animal,whiskered, an otter.
The City Mantis and the Country Mantis When a femme fatale mantis got laid,Fabre claimed that the male dearly paidwith his head, then some more.Imagine the gore!Was he blissful or deathly afraid? But the wild male puts forth a charadethat nature provides to persuadeher threats to forgetfor the two to duet;so the head of the male always stayed.
On my feet, applauding!
Thanks, Sara--readers can find more of her poetry at http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/
Presentation is everything! Thanks, dkm!
This is GREAT! Love the kidlit analogy!