Shoe Shock
Palo Verde Beetle

Time to shop,
here are my shoes
I put them on
then I cruise.

What do I feel
tickling my toe?
Fingerlike antenna,
no, No, NO!

Out of my shoe
comes a horned head,
a spiked thorax
and wings spread.

From under the tongue
a beetle flies.
I scream, I run,
I cry, Cry, CRY!

After I'm calm
I go to the shops,
but now I wear
airy flip-flops.