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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE HORSE CONTEST ENTRY

A Haiku

Published by KOALA | Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:47 AM


87 Words


peacock mantis shrimp
has hues of green, blue, and red
on it’s shelled body

what a strange creature
it can see eight times as much
colors than humans

undersea nightmare
the mantis shrimp, be on guard
around it’s two limbs

striking faster than
the blink of a human eye
they can break all sorts

using its death clubs
punching fast like a bullet
smashing glass and shells

what a strange creature
striking, smashing, bludgeoning
it’s prey to it’s death

how unexpected
this magnificent creature
is a predator



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