A seashore near the ocean where
The breakers scattered foam,
A turtle dwelt with two small friends—
The sandy beach their home.
Of turtle, clam, and hermit crab—
Companions by the sea.
The turtle’s shell – beguiling—
Chartreuse with flecks of puce,
But flawed—a leak predicament—
Her shell, a trifle loose.
Her faulty home let in a draft