by Huong Thuy Truong
snails creep slowly, keep slow.
Rabbit races and has a leg ache.
snails slowly sweep, slowly spread their slime,
snails slowly, slowly go,
is smart and crafty.
is crazy about Miss Chameleon.
and nights he dreams of her sticky tongue.
the wind has brought them softly.
croon a long rhythm belonged to a foolish time.
A resident of Ho Chi Minh City, Huong Thuy Truong graduated Hue Science University with a degree in chemistry and Hue Teaching University with a degree in English. His most recent writing appeared in Danse.