gastropod (for Photo prompt Mollusk)

art by Tomoki Hayasaka

art by Tomoki Hayasaka


predatory mollusk


a very different life

than a simple garden snail

it comes out

only after dusk

in its shell

it holds a knife

and it hunts

for your trail


by leaf and husk

it needs human blood to stay alive

it will kill us all

without fail

~Melanie Blackwell





Filed under Blogging Community, Poetry

20 responses to “gastropod (for Photo prompt Mollusk)

  1. This is so sinister and delicious! Loved it =)

  2. bgbowers

    I concur – sinister & delicious 😉

  3. I love it. Who would think a snail would be a killer? What a clever poem:)

  4. weight2lose2013

    The art is reminiscent of H.R. Geiger’s work. Dark and sinister. Just like your words. I love it!

  5. Oh, the rhyme was very eerie and powerfull! Well crafted!

  6. Love these words – and, that gastropod!

  7. this is scary – freaky scary!

  8. Rise above

    BAH…I like everything you write, your style speaks to me.
    I especially enjoyed this.

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