Like a figment of imagination
Marking a momentous occasion;
Face mirroring his passion;
In the palm of his hands.
My thumbs wound around the tender frame,
Alert to the slightest movements;
Holding him firm, taking small steps forward;
The waters’ edge playing with my garments,
As endless waves enthralled the calm seas,
Golden hues in shimmering shafts shone,
Clasping the young ones with loving firmness,
I gazed transfixed as the waters flowed on,
Gently bent and released the little one
Disappear into the beckoning blues.
I had released the radiated turtle
From the confines of cared breeding,
Into the vastness of the biosphere;
Playing a role in heeding
The need for conservation of species;
An enshrined moment of existence.