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  • Kelly J Massey

If I were a Snail

If I were a Snail,

I’d consider sleeping through 2020

The election, the pandemic,

the general hysteria I would avoid.

Snails can sleep for three years

on account of not liking the weather.

Imagine, a three-year nap

just because it rained on a day you didn’t like it.

Yet in those three years

the weather would most certainly change.

And they would have chosen to miss out on

many things not related to the weather.

If I were a Snail,

I wouldn’t sleep through 2020.

I wouldn’t have seen the resiliency, the strength

of my fellow human beings.

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