Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Napus Interruptus

photo by PSC / 2011

  Napus Interruptus


Hard to say
was more surprised – 

that startled turtle I snapped
from his afternoon nap, or me
finding him suddenly beside me,
descried snoozing 
out cold on a lily pad
as I paddled slowly by.  And yet,

still too swift
to be captured by my camera 

he left behind
only this meager, worth-
less poem.


photo by PSC / 2012
photo by PSC / 2011


And now (just for fun) go ahead and check out this "turtle poem"
from Robert Lee Brewer's 2014 April PAD Challenge: