has one foot, but no shoe;
is all goo?
shimmies down round your feet;
shines like a sucked sweet?
leaves a silvery signature trail;
is a sort of a snail?
lays five hundred eggs every year;
is the visitor gardeners fear?
every cauliflower, sprout and legume?
lurks in wet mud;
is not grub, is not beetle or bug?
it’s a slug!
Annie Fisher is a semi-retired teacher and story-teller from Somerset. She writes funny and serious poems for both adults and children. Her work has been published by Happenstance Press, The Emma Press and Bloomsbury, as well as several online and print magazines.