Beware of Turtles

Turtle PoemI saw a turtle crossing the road this morning and it reminded me to watch out for them.

If you see a turtle crossing a road, please help him to get safely to the other side.

Don’t move him back to the same side or relocate him. They are determined creatures and will just come back. Relocated turtles can wander in circles confused until they die. The best way to be helpful is to move them along and cross your fingers. Here’s some helpful information on traveling turtles.

I wrote this poem last year after witnessing a few tragic turtle accidents. Please drive safe!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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