Tuesday, October 2, 2018
"Octopus" poem by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater #OctopusMonth
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Octopus, you have eight limbs.
Octopus, you have three hearts.
Octopus, compared with me
you seem to have some extra parts.
But eight limbs swim you through the sea.
Eight limbs help you catch your prey.
Three hearts pump your blue blue blood
out to the gills and then away.
Octopus, I have four limbs.
I do not have a beak like you.
I cannot squirt black ink and hide
or camouflage the way you do.
Octopus, I love to read
about your life out in the wild.
Let's trade places just today.
I'll be an octopus.
You be a child.
Don't you love this?! Classic AmyLV with that gentle voice and that ahhhh ending... Read Amy's post about this poem at The Poem Farm. Thank you, Amy! xo