|Winter Turtle at Northwood Meadows Park|
CC Jean Stimmell: 3/1/16
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
What Does a Petrified Turtle Symbolize?
Talking to Turtle just as I found him – neither posed nor photoshopped –
basking on his favorite rock, though summer has long passed.
Oh Turtle, why do you stand frozen
above the ice-covered waters?
Why have not you made your seasonal return
to restore yourself in the warm, muddy depths?
What do you symbolize? What do you represent
in these perilous times of global upheaval
and climate distress?