Under leaves and small twigs the creature
lived long enough to see his offspring
but too short to meet other creatures
except the few he and his family would eat.
When he was dying, the creature
surrounded by three generations of creatures
He was the first of these creatures to do so.
The other creatures therefore did not understand him
but his words remained in their memory
and sixty generations later
a creature knew what he had meant
when his first and last words were:
“Life ain’t worth the aggravation.”