A cloud takes on the shape of a tortoise.
The tortoise can never
repay the gesture. Unashamedly,
its owner once believed that it answered
hello in its reptilian hiss
as she once believed that he, who delighted
her body, delighted her body
only. Did the creature ever think
a thought her way?
The tortoise snaps its tortoisey jaws
eating all that’s laid on
without looking up.