Visdare # 10 Ode to Slippery little suckers

Visdare Challenge # 10 The Whimsy on the photo prompt – 150 words or less (mine 150)

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Your home
the grass
the plants
you love the rain
the damp
and
can I touch
your feelers
are you scared
will they retract?

I shall not hurt you,
I am curious, as you
were you really destined
to end up
as escargot?
to be cooked with butter and garlic
this is not the way
for you

So now you sit
amongst your friends
the slippery suckers
that you are
your home you carry
upon your back
you have travelled near and far

so do not fear me
little snail
though the world around
looks large
maybe you are not a pest
perhaps you are misjudged

for if I do hear
crunch under foot
when walking on rainy days
I actually do apologise
for treating you this way

your path is slow and arduous
and it’s really not my place
to accidentally crush your life
no…it shouldn’t end that way

For the snails of the world and Visdare 🙂 Possibly a little dis-jointed – open for critique.

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17 thoughts on “Visdare # 10 Ode to Slippery little suckers

  1. Poor, poor snails. Snails are people too damnit.

    Ok … seriously … we don’t have a lot of snails here…but we do have slugs….and earthworms.

    I walk around the slugs.

    I pick the earth worms off the pavement and place them in the grass again. Nods … perhaps I am a bleeding heart…

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