Millipede

Altered: John Phillips;
2016; Pen and Ink

M

illipede
feet stampede
in a waving weave
peristaltic
to regiment segments
clipped in kind
behind the collum.

Mandibles crush
detritus above
gnathochilarium;
these early colonizers
of Silurian land
freed from the bath
of aquarium.

*[ WSB ].