Oh please please please let me not step
on snails any more, it provokes
moments of panic and questions.
Like what makes a snail the lesser?
We all squirm and have our dark shells.
Entire belief systems are crushed,
just like that. By small accident.
If the snail doesn’t matter, then…
My hopes and dreams bypass the snail
and I can live in a dream world
beyond, where political talk
never betrays anyone. Where
good men are honoured. Good people.
There once was a world where good reigned.
The demons got bored and planned coups.
Death meant nothing to them. They ran
in the streets screaming slanderous
screams that cut the good buildings down.
They wrote newspapers and chattered
in their odd logic, disregarding
tears, emotions. They thought little.
They rolled around in little shells
like a physical process, then
I knew. I was better than them.