Showing posts with label mollusks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mollusks. Show all posts

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Leopard Slug

Why hadn't you seen that kind of slug
before?  Limus Maximus. Irresponsible
of you, really. Nutmeg
speckles on a pond-gray body that looks like
a liquid bean pod. Of course
there were the pale, knobbed antennae
for listening to quick
tunes on a slug radio.

Across an expanse of concrete
moved the mollusk, not a crawl
but patient glide. You didn't have
all day to watch it and anyway
too much slug observation
creates a strange pathetic mood.


hans ostrom 2018