Stirring white crystal sand
of bone meal
into rich brown mud,
she places each tulip bulb,
coated in the dark mixture,
a nest of kiss-shaped eggs,
close, but not touching.
In October’s now, she sees April,
sealing it in, pats down the earth,
like a sea-turtle burying her offspring.
Maybe the bones’ phosphorous will glow
a little in that darkness—guiding the shoots upward,
as the luminescent sea signals to
those baby turtles: This is your chance. Swim.
Half Sky Writing & Half Sky Journeys
My name is Ila Asplund. My vision is to increase the impact of purpose-driven businesses and organizations — particularly those advancing gender equity and social justice. I do this through creating in-person and digital engagement experiences, storytelling, and thoughtful communications and content strategies for my clients. I've also provided international journeys to give travelers the opportunity to meet and engage with global leaders in countries like Cambodia, Kenya, and Rwanda. Thank you for checking out my website!
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