O, Meal Worm!A meal worm eats me like a gourd of flesh,
this slimy beast I dread; two weeks or more
until my youthful heart that once was fresh
has holes brimming with the plaque of its gore.
Soft-bodied, legless, and writhing, this meal worm,
like yeast that leavens a raw loaf of bread,
or cancer that spreads like a poisonous germ,
devours the host until its thoroughly fed.
Elongated and portly like a porcine,
this creature's a ravenous parasite
with the over-sized appetite of a swine,
which threatens me like a sick, terminal blight.
But if I were the brave one, O meal worm,
I'd make a meal of you and watch you squirm!
Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen
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Written on 2023-05-29 at 01:22
Tags Bloodworm  Tapeworm  Mealworm
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