“A million, a billion, an octodecillion
A jillion, a willion, a wonderflazillion.
Wait! Those three aren’t real! Can you make a silly one?
Snail, I love you a trillion-frillion-pillion.”
“The ball you throw squishes flat when it lands
BOINGS! —off the floor and back up to your hands.
Can you drop it and bop it? Drop, bop, down the hall!
Snail, I love you, as bouncy as this ball.”
“A space rock dissolves at the edge of the sky
It fizzles and fades as it whizzes on by.
A blazing end. A wish’s birth.
Snail, I love you like a meteor soaring toward earth.”