Jan 30, 2010

Thoughtful Centipede

Ever wondered what a thoughtful centipede would look like? Of course you haven't. But this is the best likeness you're likely to find: reclined on its back, its antennae swaying, its mandibles absentmindedly clicking, its myriad feet drumming on its chitinous belly. I just wonder what's going through that bundle of nerves it calls a brain. Something involving hunting and venom no doubt.

Thanks for the centipede, Stephen.

6 comments:

flying eagle woman said...

kinda makes ya just want to kiss him on the nose - he's so SERIOUS!

Anonymous said...

he's also dead.

kate The kid said...

thank goodness...is that your sweater...ewww. i don't have a problem with many bugs, but these give me the creeps...just saying...

Sara and Zoe said...

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Anonymous said...

The centipede was happy quite
Until the toad, for fun,
Said, "Pray, which leg goes after which?"
Which wrought his mind to such a pitch,
He lay distracted in a ditch
Considering how to run!

Stephen Begin said...

It's actually not a sweater but a t-shirt under fairly high magnification. It wasn't a big centipede; sometimes ugly things come in small packages?