The Nicolson Institute: Calum McPhee

 

 

The Tortoise

It's easy to guess...what a tortoise's slogan would be...
Slow and steady...wins the race..

Keep it slow...no rush..
Why rush? Why?
I'll get there...I'll get there..

With my lumpy round back..
I suppose...I suppose I wasn't designed to speed..
That suits me just fine...

Slow and quiet..that's my style..
No noise...save the chewing of grass..
And the odd...the odd click of the neck..

Rough, soft, smooth, spherical and lumpy.
Tough, warm, sweaty, green and humpy.
What's the point? Why? Why ask...

As...As my forefather proved...
Slow and steady...wins the race...
..Does it?


by Calum MacPhee