Wallace Dean LaBenne

You're A Cockroach

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






If you can tell your friends by sniffing pheromones
if you have relatives in palaces and homes
you're a cockroach.

If you possess six legs on which each has three knees
if you are a member of five thousand species
you're a cockroach.

If you go without food a month before you're dead
if you can live a week without having a head
you're a cockroach.

If for forty minutes you can hold in your breath
if you spend three quarters of all your time in rest
you're a cockroach.

If you survive worldwide with a genetic flow
if you first got started millions of years ago
you're a cockroach.

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