Turtle treasure

Miniature metal turtle 

with bobbling tail and head,

basking on my dashboard,

chimes ring around every bend.

I found you at an antique store

some six years ago

and you follow me still

everywhere I go.

To Helena, Chicago, 

Portland and Coos Bay,

Corvallis now your new 

home, the magnet pulling 

you every which way.

When I see your checkerboard

shell gleaming, I know I haven’t lost

my luster, for this life is such a 

strange and wonderful trinket 

to behold, savor and treasure.


About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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2 Responses to Turtle treasure

  1. Gallivanta says:

    What turtle treasure is this? Photo?

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