The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #813
(Week of 9 September, 2012)

Today I was thinking about purposes of things. Why I was doing that, I have no idea.

Baffling Behavior

A colony of wriggly worms upon a distant planet
Pursues enthusiastically a most peculiar habit
They bounce and jump and twist in an extended jerky mania
Just to juggle chemicals inside their lumpy crania
Their brains exude from certain cells a thinnish salty juice
Which is absorbed by nearby cells and has no other use
A scientific mystery we cannot seem to solve
How anything so profitless could possibly evolve
Internal biologicals not helping anyone
The creatures have a word for this behavior, it is "fun"

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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