Why Invertebrates Don't Play
The professors gave examples
of assignments. The history
of a particular volcano, or
the translation of a poem.
One said, sometimes I ask my students
why is it that invertebrates don't play?
And then other members of the faculty
talked and talked, but I did not hear them.
a snail trying to play,
a slug, a worm.
A snail dancing.
A slug's hopscotch chalk.
If you've any comments on this poem, Jessy Randall would be pleased to hear from you.