The Cuttlefish

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The cuttlefish seizes
The chance when it pleases
To show off its prizes,
Its colourful guises.
When danger arises
The cuttlefish chooses
Some clever disguises
And brilliant ruses.

The cuttlefish uses
A plan it devises,
A plan that confuses
And often bemuses.
A plan that comprises
Its inky surprises
The cuttlefish oozes
(sometimes hypnotises).

The predator loses
And off the prey breezes.
The danger defuses
And nervousness eases
The colour arises
The cuttlefish snoozes.
The end.


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