Poems of the Week

Fantastic Fossil

by Bruce Bennett

“A new species of crab that scientists say is the ‘strangest crab that has ever lived’ has been discovered in Colombia and the United States.”

Meet Callichimaera perplexa,
A fossil crab certain to vex a
Whole scientist team.
A fantasist’s dream!
What hubris to think one could sex a

Fantabulous creature like that!
A miracle, right off the bat.
Too bad it went missing.
Just think of them kissing!
But why don’t we leave it at that?