Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wordbirds, 28

We’ve commenced our journey backward through Webster’s 3rd. I’m picking a word near the end of each entry for each letter—a word that interests me for some reason or a word I’d not ever known before—and surrounding it with a frayed coat of doggerel.

Words that flew into my life from Webster’s 3rd

y-worm noun
gape worm
[so called,from the appearance of the large female and small male permanently associated in copulation]

The Y-worm was confused because
It wasn’t certain what it was.

A male? A female? Both combined?
No easy answer could it find.

So it decided what to do—
To live both single and as two.

The Y-worm lived a happy life
Attached as one—both husband, wife. 

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