Ann Heiskell Rickey, Bugs and Critters I Have Know, Ill ; Ardeane Heiskell Smith, Old Cayon Press, 1995, p. 30.
The Caddis Worm
The caddis worm lives where the great trout swim.
They’re a danger to him
And his chances are slim.
So he cannily covers his back with twigs
And rubbish and sprigs
Then glad as a pig his life is spent
Under his tent.
It’s no accident.
For what is the purpose of all that debris ?
Well, it naturally
Makes him hard to see.
And a Rainbow out scouting to find his lunch
Might well have a hunch
And think, « Munch, munch !
« I’d love me a nice juicy worm to smash
And mash into hash-
But I won’t eat trash ! »