Crossing the highway

Against all odds.

Doesn’t even know it.

Out of the water

Into the frying pan

He’ll never make it.

What would make

A turtle

Cross a highway?

Most people

Wouldn’t even

Take that chance.

Turtles don’t know

About chances

Or odds.

Turtles don’t know

What failure is.

Turtles don’t consider

Their speedy opponent.

They decide where

To go, and then

They go there.

Speeding down

The highway today,

I saw a turtle

In the breakdown lane.

He looked a little

Tired, but

He made it.

Against all odds.