Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were lick, squint and argue.
"Scientist" had an article on navel flora and fauna;
it seemed a suitable topic.
If you gaze into your navel,
Beyond the ball of lint,
You’ll find several dozen life-forms,
More, if you care to squint.
Scientists argue over names
To give these little guys
And lick their lips, with some high hopes,
To get a Nobel prize.
What puzzles me about this case
Is not the motley crew—
It’s why, despite the colour choice,
The lint is always blue.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013