Ode to a Worm by Max

Ode to a Worm

by Max

You wiggle when you walk
Can’t hear you when you talk
Use the garden for your loo
Can’t worm out of being you

Male & female hermaphrodite

You don’t care, not uptight

Having sex in damp dark  dirt

where self rejection doesn’t  hurt

My human is obsessed with worms.  Everyday she digs in the garden to find worms  to put in her vegetable garden.  I try to help by digging holes.  She gets upset with me.  I think she’s jealous that I can dig faster.

If I think humans are weird, take a look at worms!

1. Worms can eat their weight each day.

2. Earthworms will eat almost anything that was once alive, but is now dead.

3. If a worm is cut in half,  the part of the body that has the head will live and generate a new tail.

4. More than 3,000 species of earthworm exist in the world.

5. A worm is a “hermaphrodite” since it has both male and female reproductive organs.

6. Worms cannot hear or see.

7. Worms can have between 1-5 pairs of hearts.

8. The earthworm does not have lungs and instead uses its skin to breathe.

9. Worms are cold-blooded and their body is made up of 80% water.

10. Worms typically live for about 3-4 years, however there have been some cases where they have lived for 15 years.


7 comments on “Ode to a Worm by Max

  1. Max I am sorry I haven’t been around for a while. I’m sorry to tell you that your dear friend Sandy died on the 18th. I wrote a letter to her on my blog…it’s a tear jerker I warn you…but thought you might like to have a look.

    I’m glad you are enjoying the worms, Sandy used to like to dig in the dirt and find all sorts of things too.

    many scratches , and sneaking treats.


    • Oh Wendy,
      I’ve not been around for awhile and didn’t know that Sandy died. My heart goes out to you. And Max sends lots of doggie licks LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
      with love,
      Judy & Max


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