Tuesday, June 26, 2012


On television
We watched a little turtle
Dig for three days to emerge from her egg underneath the sand
Get stuck in kelp and
Dodge menacing crabs and diving sea birds
Simply to have the pleasure of
Being rocked about by the waves and
Perhaps being thrown back out on the beach
After finding safety in a clump of seaweed
Floating in the Gulf Stream current
Get stranded in the Sargasso Sea and
Run over by a huge container ship
After recovering for more than four years from that
Make her way back to the Gulf Stream Current
So she could be dashed against the rocky coast of Nova Scotia
All the while never change her expression
Which might explain why
Upon being told that I wouldn’t be giving him a boat ride today
My three year old son said
“I’m really pissed off”

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