Back to Back by Sara Wright

The Predator
dug a hole
in turtle’s wake
scooped and
sucked down
pulsing life
one dark night.
An empty pit
and shriveled eggs
mark the theft .
Her children are dead.

and violence
are bedmates
She bears
thirteen squares –
Round House
hovers above her.
Natures Protection.
But how can she
puncture the balloon of
his lies
with her body
to feel the strength
of the shield
she owns?

 is a naturalist, ethologist ( a person who studies animals in their natural habitats) (former) Jungian Pattern Analyst, and a writer. She publishes her work regularly in a number of different venues and is presently living in Maine.

Categories: animals, General, Nature


2 replies

  1. Appreciate the way you witness and pose a question that resonates.


  2. Hmmm…. like this comment a lot because it is a both and kind of thing – thanks Elizabeth! Spent 6 hours with Apple support yesterday and can finally access wordpress and the site – my favorite! What a relief.


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