Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were earthy, grotesque & nonchalant.
They are just creatures of the land,
Earthy, thick, rather slow.
And have just basic needs and wants,
The snail or escargot.
They take their name as their brand,
A gastropod, and so
Unhurried and quite nonchalant
Eat everything you grow.
As lettuce seedlings shake with fear,
The stomach glides on by
On the hunt for greens to eat,
A grotesque passer-by.
Snails seem to have only low gear
No matter how hard they try;
Speed is one dream they keep discrete.
The other is to fly.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013