531. missed connection

mr tortoise found, in the bottom of his rock nest, a newspaper clipping from the day he and the ms met.

it said, “missed connection: i saw you in a lettuce patch. your shell was as beautiful as the moon, and your eyes were like two sunflowers. you smiled like the lake, and your words were as sweet as lettuce. i fell in love immediately.”

and the tortoise cried, and gave thanks that the connection had not been missed forever.