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The Praying Mantis
(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

The Praying Mantis

From whence arrived the praying mantis?
From outer space, or lost Atlantis?
glimpse the grin, green metal mug
at masks the pseudo-saintly bug,
Orthopterous, also carnivorous,
And faintly whisper, Lord deliver us.

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Proofreading would be useful.
brilliantly observed poem with a wish at the end?