Dismiss me not as an object of mirth,
For as an undying amoeba, I’ve taken birth-
From the ancient ocean of primordial earth.
I ingest diatoms and enlarge my girth
Then split in two and this is my worth!
For I can last forever in the very same form,
Since I adapt to everything, I can never come to harm.
I absorb new ideas, my shape is elastic;
Never destructive, though I can flex like plastic.
I am the protoplasm , generating all that you see–
My descendants are the birds, beasts, you, and , yes– me!
This is why I abhor rigidity , for i see it is linked
To the broad road that leads to many species- extinct!