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51 Jellyfish

52 Junebug

53 Kangaroo

54 Kitty

55 Ladybug

56 Lemming

57 Louse

58 Lovebug

59 Maggot

60 Manatee

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THE LOVE BUGS' DUET
Great Mystery of all mysteries above,
        Our thanks receive that we are bugs with love.
Among the feats we’re widely famous for:
        Five days our life, we mate for two or more!
As soon as we can crawl we find a mate,
        Forgetting food, rest, travel: All can wait
While love exerts its strong resistless charm,
        O God, we thank thee: Keep us safe from harm!
Our choice: to love - or die? We choose the first
        And nothing else gets done - although we thirst
For knowledge, insight, virtue, discipline:
        We leave to you our lives that might have been.
We’re made for love, an image near divine,
        A pair of bugs duetting and supine,
Singing our prayers of praise to you above
        While making out below, fast linked in love.




from the forthcoming book Prayers of 100 Animals A to Z, by William Cleary

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