Mysticeti

Smooth cool water,

I glide, hold my breath,

Call to the others.

My voice is strong,

Resonant and clear,

She hears me.

We find each other,

Through miles of deep and dark,

Vast watery quiet.

I open my jaws,

Let the water flow in,

And expel it through baleen.

Rising to the surface,

I blow my captured breath,

And leap with joy.

We have dominion under the sea.

Shadow giants pass overhead,

A cacophony of sound,

I can’t hear the others.

I sing my song,

And get no response,

No one hears me.

I scoop up the rich ocean,

Obstructions catch in my throat,

I swallow, accumulate.

I’m curious, get too close,

Feel a jagged pain,

My blood mixes with the sea.

3 thoughts on “Mysticeti

  1. Ugh! Mardy, this so beautiful, but SO heartbreaking, as it is tragically true!!
    I would love to see you offer this to whale saving advocates… I find it to be a VERY powerful message that just might help to save some of our beloved whales.
    Love, Janie

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