mickey the turtle


[photographer unknown]

mickey the turtle

mickey the turtle,

mickeylou, mickeyblue

carrying her home on her back

retracted head

can’t get nowhere

even if she got legs

won’t stick out her neck

so how can she see where she’s going?

where she’s “intending?”

Lost child of the monastery

        “A soul

        afraid of dying

        that never

        learns to live”

Bitter snowsoul

Can’t see her hand in front of her face

She’s traveling alone

glacier slow, ancient trudge

Her world is perpetually framed

Dragging her belly heavy

On dirt earth

A terrible “hibernation of spirit” gone sod

No wind beneath her breast.


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