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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

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