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Please cite all poem references: “Excerpt from ‘Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain’ by Barbara Vance.” Thank you!

Don’t Rush Me, Please

I am a snail—
Don’t rush me, please. I’m heading for
Those cherry trees.
I have no place
I have to be,
No pressing thing I have to see.
I like this speed; I like being slow; It gives me time To get to know
All the flowers That I pass, Every blade Of every grass.
I am a snail;
This is my way.
Don’t rush me, please. We’ve got all day.

Excerpt from the poetry collection “Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain”

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