Why did the turtle cross the road?

Why did the turtle cross the road?

This Chilmark turtle takes its sweet time

to cross a double yellow line.

So every driver must play a role

to help this slow-mover reach its goal.

Though a slow-moving turtle may cause drivers fear,

it’s easier to miss than a fast-moving deer.

Can you imagine a more mis-matched pair,

than this critter with a fast-moving hare?

It can’t run like a hare or hop like a toad;

so why did the turtle cross the road?

If this obvious question requires a clue,

it crossed for the same reason chickens do.

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