2020-04-06T22:24:08-07:00April 5th, 2020|Nature|

The myth of turtles

I’ve always loved turtles for the way their dry little feet
carry them slowly through the world

and I can relate to wanting to tuck into a shell
to take a moment

I even love that most of them are green
which seems like such a modest colour for an animal

but it was when I was snorkeling in Bali last year
and our guide pointed one out
a huge sea turtle

his face stretched out
his curved arms like wings
not swimming but soaring
through the sea

leaving a wake behind him
of all the ways I had underestimated him
this whole time.

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