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Turtle

Crossing

Here…

 

Timid feet,

slowly go the steps.

Safety

Testing.

Reaching out of shell,

Not yet

bullet proof.

RUN!

Go Turtle, Go!

Hurry

on down the road

Yellow

is the halfway mark

Feel the tremble

growing –

growing –

CAR!!!

Back inside the shell!

ARMS!

FEET!

NECK!

HEAD!

now spinning,

catapulting,

cartwheeling across

earth and sky.

Vomit lunch and

repeat.