30 Poems in 30 Days 2022: Baby Turtle (Day 12)
Photo by Christy V. From a local turtle release.
I grow from an egg, that is a collection
My siblings arrive along side me
When it’s time to crawl on the sand
We all take different paces to the sea
It’s that time when we gather data
It’s what we need to remember home
It’s a South Texas beach to remember
For when it’s time, we’ll return for the future
For now, we’re the future, if we survive
Everyone is watching us head into the water
Somehow we all arrive with no harm
Is it the special nets above protecting us?
No time to smile for the camera
It’s time to go, but think of us someday
Protect us every day, we are the future
By Christy V.