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.