Turtle Features

certain noticeable turtle features
make me laugh, though nothing
about them feels relevant
to the way i live my life.

i like though how they swim
before my face, unattached
drifting sailors with an air
that protects them.

any hungry swimmer once
caught and cooked them
saving the shell for sunglasses
but now frames are plastic

i first knew of their dwindling
when in baja, cortez’ sea,
where people lovingly tanked
and nurtured them

to let the bale increase.
they would still scowl at me
and i think i know why:
my laughing.

Wed Mar-04-2015

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