Alluvial Oasis by Celia Turner

Celia Turner | November 22nd, 2023 | poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

I was gifted with two camel bone necklaces
too massive to manage,
me who is used to one silver chain.

I took them apart, each intricately
carved and burned bead more
than enough to contemplate.

Is camel anatomy named
similarly to horse?
Some beads clearly

part of leg towards hoof
used to travel
now flown over oceans to reside

in what was once
sea with tide beside mountains
with footprints of dinosaurs

that once roared I am it!
Camel bone in hand
I remember they did spit.

Poet Bio

Celia Turner is a Loveland published poet in Northern Colorado Writers annual anthology, Poetry Potion and winner of the 2020 Denver Women’s Press Club Unknown Writer’s Contest. She regularly studies poetry, takes workshops and classes. The Grind online practice of a daily poem submitted to a random participating group each month has been a boon. Poetry for her is an ongoing intimate conversation she continues to have with strangers.

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