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eat dirt
by Josephine M Bohen

Friday, November 08, 2002

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why do the worms come out in the rain
do they hate the sogginess
of it all
or does the pounding of the drops
call to them like some
hypnotic ancient spell
come out come out
do they just want to check
whatís happening up top
donít they know the dangers
of sidewalks
and little nasty boys
what about streets and cars
and bikes
what is up with laying around
on the asphalt
are they worried about drowning
do they drown
Iím worried about all the worms
when it rains
go burrow
and eat dirt
just stay the hell
out from under my feet
goofy squiggly varmints
are you daft
or what

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Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 5/31/2003
Enchanting.......and brilliant!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 11/10/2002
You are a genius! proving once again that EVERYTHING can be the subject of a poem.. If I keep grinning like this I will need ibuprofen to ward off the pain in my face! I just love this. Do you fish? katy.
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 11/9/2002
LOL... a great, imaginative piece!
Reviewed by Janice (Jan) Jarnagin (Reader) 11/9/2002
LOL!! I love this one too. I've always heard they drown. I hate it when they cling to my garage door and I open it and there hangs these nasty creatures. YUCK!! Loved this!!
Hugs and laughter,
Reviewed by Steve Patterson 11/8/2002
nice little ditty. enjoyed the write & thanks for the smile.
Reviewed by Steve Patterson 11/8/2002
you only the only person I know to openly worry about worms LOL this poem made me smile more than any other today
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/8/2002
Josie you make me howl with laughter...thank you;-)I hate worms but hey fish love em...;-)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/8/2002
I don't like worms but I feel awful when I see one that has been hurt. Nice write.
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 11/8/2002
After the rain is the best time for them to be out while the ground is still moist. Of course, they also get exposed to all sorts of other dangers. Otherwise they can dry out in the sun. Very nice.
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 11/8/2002
i don't know why either, but this is cute, and squiggly...maybe they just want a shower..
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 11/8/2002
We just had 13 days straight of rain and I did wonder about all the worms on the sidewalk. Love that you wrote about them -- and glad to see the answers as to why they come out!
Reviewed by Margie Hess 11/8/2002
my grandson told me that the rain releases a nitrate that hurts them so the leave the dirt to escape it. and all this time i was picking them up and putting them back. i feel like a real sadist
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/8/2002
:) must be rainin' where you are...the sun's out here--FINALLY--after weeks and weeks...i really enjoyed this, you've asked questions i've been wondering about. now, if someone witll answer...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
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