Down, down, into madness,
a sea turtle, flippers limp,
floats on her back
in the salted sea,
slowly into her shell,
beneath the molten sun
until the first wave
washes over her
and she sinks
into the soothing.
Lucille Gang Schulklapper's work appears in many publications, as
well as in four poetry chapbooks, What You Cannot Have, The
Substance of Sunlight, Godd, It's Not Hollywood, and In The Tunnel.
She lives in Coral Springs, Florida with her husband, a retired
pediatrician, and a rescued cat named Zoe.