The carpenter ant is an
His neighbor, the termite, is also a pest.
The same could be said of the wood-eating louse.
Their plan for a picnic is eating my house!
They hide in the walls where
they silently munch.
My counters and cupboards have made a nice lunch.
For dinner, of course, they chewed on my floors.
And then, for dessert, they devoured my doors.
Because of these gluttons,
My ceiling now sits on my dining room rugs.
My kitchen is down where the cellar should be.
All I have left is my living room key.
The ants and the termites
and wood lice have gone.
With my house in their bellies, I guessed they moved
And I am left thinking, out here in my tent:
The worst part of all is they never paid rent!