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Snail with a cat face
On wide lined paper
Crawling off the page

The lines seem to be letters
A marching alphabet
Under the cat-faced snail

Firmly planted mid-page
Its slime trail the faint letters
Crawling off the page

You might ask why dwell
Line after line
On the cat-faced snail

Surely there are more important things
Than these 19 lines
Crawling off the page

But right now my thoughts
Are centered
On a snail with a cat face
Crawling off the page

I asked my artist friends for images. Ekphrastic #6: Beth Ulion

6. Snail

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