Female Desert Tortoise   4 comments

desert tortoise (1 of 1) blogFemale Desert Tortoise Covering Her Eggs — Image by kenne


It’s spring.

Yellow wildflowers

dot the desert


Strong winds

 rain dusk

down on her.

She moves

at her own pace,


Having stored his sperm

from a casual meeting

last fall,

she carefully 

selects a place —


in the dry

desert soil


a clutch of eggs.

— kenne

4 responses to “Female Desert Tortoise

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  1. Wow, what a beautiful creature! lovely picture, and writing. amazing! 🙂


  2. Turtles have always appealed to me. Perhaps it is because I move at their same, slow pace.


  3. Your style is unique compared to other folk I’ve
    read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark
    this page.


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