Turtle lives in the garden. Turtle is not important to this moment’s tale.
But turtle is important to others’ tales.
Turtle is terror to the bugs, and bits of food that pass through the garden. Turtle is friend to others, talking long into the hours of the night.
Turtle’s world is a different scale, but no less vast, and leaves no less traces, than those of larger worlds.
Turtle is sometimes content, and sometimes not. Sometimes turtle watches the garden. Sometimes turtle watches for the garden.
But mostly turtle is.