Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,238 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

In Love With A Turtle - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

A window in the shadows looks out into
A chord of wood
And a length of beautiful velvet torn
Off the elbows and womb of
A woman as she escaped down the tree:
Maybe from the serpent:
Maybe a fireman was calling her to come to
The flea market that afternoon
That weekend-
Maybe she had golden hair, and a diamond
Ring on her finger-
Maybe she was in love with a turtle.
She might have even been my mother-
There is still more school tomorrow,
And the mountains continue to grow
So far away.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, December 12, 2011

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