Do our little turtle friends
ponder the pounds on their other ends?
Do they worry about their waddling gait
or obsess about their baby weight?
Do girl turtles blink and bat their eyes
When they want to impress the guys?
What about their shells
do they too
wonder if they’re beautiful?
No I don’t think turtles do
cause they live for the moment
unlike me and you.
I think they live to eat and play
and make new turtles on the way.
I bet beauty doesn’t cross their minds
I bet they don’t worry about wrinkles and lines
and lucky for them for being alive
without facepaint, and scalpels, and fake insides.
Original Work by Jamie Drake