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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RULES:

150 words – or less.
Post entry to your blog and “link in” using the link tool below.
Some of you will love this, others of you not so much – but really. There’s so much scope for imagination here. I’ve already got something like this in one of my WIPs – but what about you? Who is this lady, where is she going, what is she leaving?
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Visits in the dark I am painted lips dark illuminated by the glow of the lamp that I hold I visit when you slumber, step through frame to another time, a time when we were one I’m the ghost of your past the girl that you once loved I wear these clothes and gloves for you reminiscent of another era when I thought our love was true I step into your world watch you yet I retreat with haste for the lamp is only a guide for my footsteps Not a guide back to your heart, I return to my place through the passage of time the light being my saviour, my guide to find who I am without you