from "The Female Praying Mantis: Sexual Predator or Misunderstood?"

In France, people believed a praying mantis would point a lost child home. In Arabic and Turkish cultures, a mantis was thought to point toward Mecca. In Africa, the mantis was thought to brink good luck to whomever it landed on and even restore life to the dead. In the U.S. they were thought to blind men and kill horses.


nationofulysses said...

you must come over for the birth of the mantis army --
you must stop spying on me and bassie when the war games are turned far past eleven --
replace the goopy candy with a forty of Bud Ice, subwoofer on the verge of fallujah --
replace the double pane windows with a triple bottom line of Payola, Poetry, & Prestige -- I guess I’ll stop trying not to be something I’m sorta good at --
the office is the best place to launch V-2 rockets at the establishment, poor Pynchon, where’s his Pulitzer? Deep frozen in college theses – peed on the side of it, not the it of it
countdown is to blastoff as down for the count is to rubbing one out
yawn into the drywall map, now in your hand
home alone in the adult world of convenience & unfettered love
best place my place
my sleep face is my second best face

Reen said...

I have decided to become a U.S.-style praying mantis. My superpowers need to be evil.