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.

by Ogden Nash

Comments (2)

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