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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Larry Schug

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beckons earth worms from the soil
to the paved surfaces
humans have seemingly grown to prefer
in place of living earth;
but having tiny brains,
no capacity to think ahead,
worms lie on this un-giving veneer,
become easy pickings for robins, tires and feet.
Many simply shrivel in the sun,
a metaphorical message, perhaps
to creatures with complicated brains
who, nonetheless, place themselves in situations
they can't think of a way to wiggle out of.