A little molluscan versery...
Kissing the snail
The lipless mollusc puckers up,
Rasping tongue withdrawn –
There’ll be no escargot-kissing today;
Its footgutface extends
A tentacle or four
If you are reciprocating –
Don’t mind the slime,
What’s a little mucus between friends?
Gently cup the spiral shell, lean in,
Hoping for a flash-bang-twinkle,
To manifest a glittering prince or princess –
Sorry, but that’s frogs
And you’ve just kissed a gastropod.