WORM (verb transitive)

He worms his way through the world
extracting nourishment from soil
leaving behind useless residue
to spoil
a perfect lawn,
irritate gardeners
and put them in a coil
to boil worms in oil.

A misguided attempt at the Trifectra prompt to use a particular definition of WORM to write a poem of exactly 33 words.  I boobed because I used the wrong definition, which should have been  WORM (transitive verb):   to obtain or extract by artful or insidious questioning or by pleading, asking, or persuading —usually used with out of finally wormed the truth out of him.  Oh well, I had fun!



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9 Responses to WORM (verb transitive)

  1. nibirdeka says:

    Like the way you use the word ‘worm’ in a different purpose. This is the main element of a nonsensical poem.


  2. Yours is still a fun worm!


  3. Christine says:

    Ha! Wrong definition or no, this cracked me up. 🙂


  4. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Fun is the point, Viv, and this was fun!


  5. That’s all that matters!


  6. I read once that those who first came to the “new world” brought worms with them! Such essential creatures they are.


  7. thehutts says:

    Shouldn’t gardeners love worms – they break up the soil? We have had fun in our garden with the OPAL survey for worms:


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