Did you know there are worms in the lake
Whose conditions we just couldn't take?
With their head in the mud
Always pumping red blood
To make sure that they're always awake.
There once were some worms in a tank
That suddenly got very rank
Overfed with fish food
They became very rude
Refusing to swim, they just sank.
As one blackworm once said to another
I am sure we're both sister and brother
Now, if parents we're seeking
Our head end's our father AND mother
A worm minus its head or its rear
Would be a certain goner, I fear.
Unless just for fun
Replaced segments lost year after year.
If I were a worm like Lumbriculus
With no feet or no legs, I'd kick you less.
But I'd crawl and I'd swim
With a helical spin,
And that would be really ridiculous.