Snails in plastic-wrapped packets, snails on plates,
Snails in bits, crushed by a cruel foot’s weight.
Snails by the millions, crammed roughly in crates,
And then there’s this snail, still alive, by some stroke of fate.
A few years ago, we took my 84-year-old Mom all the way from South Africa to visit family in New York. She’d heard the saying, “Everything is Bigger in America,” and I think this monumental bronze sculpture of ‘Eve’, in the Great Room at Time Warner Center, convinced her this was true. 57 more words