Insect Brain

The insect brain compels you 

    towards the light; or 
    above ground, in case of rain.

No fighting its pinprick impulse. 

    the ant's industriousness; or 
    the grasshopper's joie de vivre

I feel like I deserve bony carapace,
chitin armour, sequin wings
and savage horns and pincers.

I can't get up in the morning, 
and the really good days 
are always over before the age of five. 

Here's who I identify with most:
Corydalidae Corydalus
the Peruvian dobsonfly.

He's a preposessing fellow, with his
segmented eyes and dandy's mandibles
stares into water, doesn't know why.

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