Yellow Shelled Snail

We Meet

Yellow Shelled Snail 

I see your struggles on the 

Stone paved roadway. You 

Stretch out to feel the stone 


Edges and finding a smooth 

Stone surface, you pull yourself 

Forward just enough to advance.  


I kneel down to visit with you and 

Feel your struggle in my knees.  

I cannot leave you there alone.  


I pick you up. I carry you to 

Foliage at the side of the road.  


We both go on our way. 


We have met 

You and I.  


From: Writing in Sand

Author: William Peters

William Peters is a narrative poet who finds the occasional humor in growing old, past events, familiar objects, and even relationships. His poetry reads like a snapshot in time.

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