2020-03-31T01:39:09-07:00October 23rd, 2012|Creativity|

Things you should know about snails

Five times this afternoon
I started a poem about light

the way it hovers
like a kite
on the wall

I dreamed last night
that there were snails in my bed
which may or may not explain
why I couldn’t finish
the poem about light

did you know a snail’s eyes hang
at the end of its tentacles
bobbing there like lollipops

it travels like this for twenty years
slow as sleep
seeing only light and dark
one smudge at a time

it’s enough awe to choke on
that this world has a home
for that damp little beast
my half-finished poem
and the deluge
of so much light.

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