What did the mantis say?

On Monday, Mehrin and I were at a café and I noticed something irritating my ear. I scratched my ear. Then I saw this on the end of the finger I had scratched with:


Later, when I posted Mehrin’s photo of the insect on Instagram, Eric Herron said,

In Greek, mantis means “prophet.” Some cultures believe that the presence of mantids signifies the presence of god.

Unfortunately I wasn’t paying attention to what the mantis was saying.

What do you think I would have heard if I’d been listening?

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