Poems of the Week

Turtle That Can Breathe Through Genitals Threatened

by Orel Protopopescu

Oh, green-haired, punk-rock turtle
on an ancient, family tree,
when did you first discover
you could breathe right where you pee?

And while we are conversing,
just one more question, please:
before your thin branch splinters,
will you tell us where you sneeze?