I had forgotten you dear snail
Forgotten that once like my lovely son
I watched you all day just for fun.
When did I stop wondering at your magic?
You carry about your perfect little house.
No wonder you move slowly.
You are never rushing to get home.
Home is where the heart is
And I suppose for you it is.
Do you even have a heart dear snail?
You have left shiny trails all over my garden
As the stars shone you kept moving.
Just like me you are searching.
And just like me when life becomes hell
You retreat quietly into your shell.
I won’t forget you this time snail
We have too much in common.