A Poem for The Turtle Hat
A Poem for the Turtle Hat
How quickly this slow creature
warms up a room.
It's [sic] non-threatening demeanor
poised on your head,
Bridges the gulf between uncertainty
and instant friendship.
Kickback mode in colorful reptile skin.
Silent but the smile says everything.
This is the poem written at the Fourth Street Festival, Bloomington, IN, 2016,
by Jeffrey Owen Pearson of the Writers Guild at Bloomington for "Poetry on Demand."