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Sea Turtle

Subtle beak peeks, blowing through a reef’s ostentatiousness Emerging from dark impervious depths, the need to breathe Adept adaptation caught between the blues and greens of aqua Turtle spins in shelly quagmire where the sea and land consort Ungainly gravity adheres, sands rasp of birth or death juju Raking flippers grasp a slow, staid, trek, back to the water Tortuous adversities unwind in the airy world fraught Leaving ablutions of the ocean with its weightless thrill Emptied gasps fill, descending once more, to polish its brown mottle (2/16/2021)

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Date: 4/7/2021 1:27:00 PM
I'm in awe of your nautical themed poetry. It transports me to a surreal world :))
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 4/8/2021 6:16:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 3/18/2021 2:56:00 PM
Wonderful read. I can envision the sea turtle's "slow, staid trek" to the water. Exceptional wording. A winner! Best wishes, Brian
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 3/18/2021 10:28:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 3/18/2021 10:07:00 AM
well-written study of the sea turtle; original use of language with not a cliche in sight! congrats on your win in my contest :)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 3/18/2021 10:17:00 AM
thank you for the inspiration, Charlotte...glad you liked it :)
Date: 3/9/2021 4:57:00 AM
This is beautiful, Susan, and I'm surprised to see a lack of comments! You give life to the turtle and the ocean; I'm there with you, watching close-up. ~ Regards // paul
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 3/9/2021 7:39:00 AM
thank you, Paul :)
Date: 2/16/2021 7:22:00 PM
Very good
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 2/16/2021 8:39:00 PM
thank you :)