Maria A. Arana: “Sea Turtle”

Sea Turtle
 
your underbelly
       scaled
       protective
 
you swim
circling waves
       undercurrents
that smooth out
 
your reptilian skin
       spots
       flippers
       sharp bill
       snap shut
 
reef fills with food
       a home
       so sweet
 
like your sapphire eyes

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Maria A. Arana is a teacher, writer, and poet. Her poetry has been published in various journals including Spectrum, The Pangolin Review, The Kleksograph, and Cholla Needles Magazine. You can find her at https://twitter.com/m_a_Arana

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