Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fifth October Selection

The Sea Turtles’ Return

Expelled by the rhythmic sea they return en masse

And laboring, scrape shallow holes in the earth.

They lay their eggs and leave and three weeks pass

Till the sea birds’ ravenous cries announce the birth.

Synchronized in sudden, silent riot,

Breaking forth they infiltrate the night,

And beckoned by the ocean's turbulent quiet

Are fed to the pounding surf's relentless appetite.

--Dan D’Agostino

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