Female Desert Tortoise   4 comments

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

HELMET GIRL

It’s spring.

Yellow wildflowers

dot the desert

landscape.

Strong winds

 rain dusk

down on her.

She moves

at her own pace,

slow.

Having stored his sperm

from a casual meeting

last fall,

she carefully 

selects a place —

digging

in the dry

desert soil

burying

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! 🙂

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

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  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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