Life

7/19/19: Smile πŸ˜€

I thought of you today

And I smiled πŸ˜€

I remembered your watchful gaze

From just the other day.

I know you so well

And I smile πŸ˜€

You look out for me

While managing to make life

Look easy.

Your warmth and love

Make me smile πŸ˜€

Your eyes tell me

That you love me.

How did I get so lucky?

How did I fall so hard

For a pair of brown eyes

I thought my heart had a formidable guard.

But then I see you

And I smile πŸ˜€

I think of you

And I smile πŸ˜€

I smell or feel your presence

And I smile πŸ˜€

You have everything I need

And I smile πŸ˜€

Life

6/27/19 Turtle Treks πŸ’

Tis a note

Of appreciation

For the turtle movers

Who share the roads of life.

Each year

In my little place

Upon this planet

I am lucky

To interact with turtles

Who are on their

Treks to who knows.

I truly look forward

To seeing the shelled creatures

On their way in the middle

Of my way, home.

If possible (and it always is)

I will stop to assist

The turtle to anywhere else

Rather than the back roads

Of my home town.

Sadly I haven’t saved them

All from the crushing

Blows of tires on vehicles

Going too fast or careless.

But I know that I at least

Helped my few

For a day or two

To be off the roads

Footloose and fancy free.

I will always wonder

Where they really

Are headed

Yet I simply set them in the grass

In the direction their shells

Are pointing.

So to the turtles in my

Speck of the world

Know that I look out for you

Each season because I care.

I just hope I’m helping

I’d hate to make

your journey longer

So keep coming back

Each year

And I will honor your

Trek on the roads of life.