Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "The Patience of a Snail"

This poem came out of the June 7, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.


"The Patience of a Snail"


They live in slow time,
the world a meaningless
flicker in the background,

all focus fixed upon
the rim of a flowerpot
as they circle it

and the next leaf to eat.

In a world that has become
too fast, too bright, too loud --
just too much -- there is serenity in

the patience of a snail.

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