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Monday, July 21, 2003

Sleeper

Here on a leaf of rocket (fancy name for leaves that grow on the roadside and taste like nuts and pepper), a snail waits out the sun. It's a fat thing, at least an inch across and solid, and bows the stalk, pulls the hammock leaf half down to the grass. Inside, shell sealed, tentacles retracted, eyes slipped, it's wet and still.

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