I've been down the garden


I've been down the garden

Eating snails

I especially like

The ones with tails

I crunch their shells

With my new front teeth

And inhale their smell

Sort of molluscey

I've been down the garden

Sucking slugs

Especially when they're fat

From eating bugs.

You can't crunch slugs

But they're nice to suck

I take my teeth out first.

There's a nice nesting box

Down the garden

With blue tit's eggs

Lots and lots

But they're rather small

So I wait till they hatch

And they're easy to catch

I eat them all.

© nigel hallworth 2021