by Linda Fuller

A vacant shell too large
for a crab too cramped
he hunkers down to wait
a few comrades congregate
perhaps exchange scuttlebutt
in time form a line
organized large to small
then in a scene
similar to musical chairs
to the tune of Movin' On Up
these misnamed hermits
methodically exchange homes


Author's Note: Tried unsuccessfully to create a link to this very cool youtube video: Hermit Crabs LINE UP To Swap Shells! | Life Story | BBC Earth Kids

Posted on 06/07/2024
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