Slugs Thinking

 

In our garden, things are sluggish,

Munching through the green and grime:

Hardly bothered to be thuggish

As we leave our trails of slime –

We are mucous millionaires.

Austerity? Who really cares…

 

Sliding forward while we’re drooling,

We eat all the poshest veg,

Pay for sluglets’ private schooling,

Live behind the finest hedge –

We are dukes of special dribble.

Austerity? A tiny quibble…

 

We are blennhorrheic bruisers,

Burping through the leaves and stalks,

Slurping like a pack of schmoozers

Popping all their wasteful corks –

We’re a sultanate of sputum.

Austerities? We all refute ’em.

 

Secretive and mock-sebaceous

We consume what you produce –

Sticky, drivelling, rapacious,

We are stored with Tory juice –

Saliva’s moguls, drenched in goo.

Austerity? It’s good for you!

 

 

 

Click here for a Guardian article

 

 

 

July 5 2017

‘Put yourself in the mind of the slug,’ urged TV Springwatch presenter, Chris Packham.


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