Rain and the Snails

by Freeman Ng

rain! and the snails
make a run for it they're
everywhere gliding
across the sidewalks under
foot another and
another there a fleet
of them they bow
their heads into it racing
from their garden shrubs
their softening fences you
can almost see the wakes they lay
across the liquid pavement

Copyright 1995
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