Don't ever hug a lobster if you meet one on the street,
For decorum is essential if a lobster you must greet.
You may comment on the weather, compliment his choice of hat,
But crustaceans like their space if one should stop them for a chat.
Don't ever hug a lobster when you're strolling down the coast,
Simply nod and give a greeting, or a handshake at the most,
For a lobster's first priority is formal social graces,
And one seems over-familiar if a lobster one embraces.
Don't ever hug a lobster when you meet one in the sea,
For a lobster's spines and chitin make it difficult, you see,
And he might become self-conscious if you bring that fact to light,
So don't ever hug a lobster, simply put, it's impolite.