Human Snail

by Charlie Nash

the human snail!
solution to the housing crisis is here.
21st century woes begone!

wear a backpack,
carry your life on your shoulders,
wander the planet aimlessly,
live like a mollusc,

close your eyes and imagine your shell,
shrink inside,
paintings hanging on the wall,
a warm duvet, and a pillow,

this is your home and it goes with you

immune from the happenings of the outer world,
you are a snail!
you are not in a bus station, the smell of piss,

slimy mollusc man,
close your eyes,
and protrude your stalks

Charlie Nash is the founder and co-publisher of You can follow him on Twitter at @CharlieNash.

Illustration by Grace Nicholls.