James River: Low Tide

Tell me,
what did the Peninsula look like before John Smith,
before Wahunsunacawh,
before the box turtle,
its yellow and black the camouflage
of detritus and shade,
had to seek refuge in the unkempt ivy
of my father’s backyard?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s