171. inveterate invertebrate.

she called me a spineless bit of snot
 – bitch !

well, let me tell you
this is the worm that turned

no jellyfish a-quivering me
no sir

she’s a dog
and no mistake

& I’ll tell her when I see her
with this here rudimentary eye

if I can slither over to her side
of the pond, that is.