The Ultimate Underdog (or, The Tolerant Tardigrade)
Minuscule yet mightier
than the strongest of the land,
you float about with tiny limbs
shrugging off extinction fears
because you did survive it all:
an age of ice, eruptions, quakes,
such epic floods, the fireball,
enduring all of nature's rage
plus the vacuum filling space.
For underdogs, your symbol shows,
with cleverness, we could compose
a sturdier approach to life
not only tolerating strife
but finding ways to live in peace
before our species does decease.
The Ultimate Underdog (or, The Tolerant Tardigrade) © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.
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Submitted: April 7, 2019