Crab dance shadow theatre

by Christos Polydorou

Hey little crab
Or I should say great nibble gaiter,

crawling, sideways,
on a beach in the Galapagos.

Red, blue, yellow.
Like a complicated jewel in motion,

you even stirred emotion,
in the heart of the most controversial scientist

to have ever lived,
Charles Darwin.

Before we begin the show,
is there a Charles Darwin

in the audience?
We need him

to return
the stage.