There was once a snail who delivered mail.
All the people called him Mail Snail!
He loved his job and neighborhood.
It felt good to do some good.
He knew everyone’s name,
and his daily route was always the same.
He knew the names of the dogs too –
that Rottweiler in house 42 was named Blue.
Every morning, the snail said, “Hello, Blue.”
And the dog barked, “Hello to you too!”
The snail gave Blue a newspaper
and Blue ran with it to his owner.
The Mail Snail always got it right;
no envelope escaped his sight.
Even if he was slow, he was smart.
He knew each mailbox by heart.
Written by K. Sikorra on May 13th, 2020