Turtle Reveals

the turtle pecks at her new grown shell.

a reptile does what she needs to do to grow,

retracts her head,

cracks the small encasement,

reveals her legs

and walks onto the sand

to find her way along the beach.

the turtle ensures her destiny, becoming

the slow moving, leathered apparition

who emerges when the egg grows up.


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