The snail

consider that true nomad of the earth
the snail
he's always on the move, if somewhat slow
but never asks the post to redirect
his mail
for he gave up writing letters long ago




The slug

In appreciation of slugs
one of the garden's less loveable bugs
Their function in life
is somewhat unclear
but one thing is certain
slugs generate fear
for when guests are all eating
it's rather too late
to dispose of a slug
crawling off someone's plate
Yet is that a reason
to abandon this ballad
simply because
of a poorly washed salad
No
for slugs are cursed
by a terrible fetish
an uncontrollable urge
to eat lettuce


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