Category Archives: Whales

“Leviathans”

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“Leviathans”

Leviathans suffer willingly the wastes of lessers with the spoils
Of forage in awe of their minions’ rout. Leavings
Of forests—minutia in the seas—objects in multitudes of breeding
In billions lay as quarry; breathing only halts the intake, precious oils
And storage founts in awful majesties as but bubbles will numb the foils
Of the deep with little thought of being prey; no other path is possible as to seek
Escape evaporates in the stupor of the stampede and mindless feed,
Ephemeral images of affrighted numbers and omnipresence. The serpent coils,
As consternation’s measured to the length of ineffectual peers
And in the chaos and confusion, venom—the elixir of a momentary sun—
And mere instinct lights the way for both hunter and hunted, in tandem
For the hunted, “In sæcula sæculorum,” say the hunters
In deft detection; great ones of the kelp and boiling seas remain true,
The enemy of few, so much the reward, relentless, so limitless the purview.

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“The Whale’s Eye”

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“The Whale’s Eye”

The whale’s eye, the elephant, the gaze of tenderness in magnitude; schools
Of jack and halibut, determined unities in seas so deadly, so submerged,
The albatross so elevated that only vague inadequacies emerge
To name their realm—Jet Stream, Gulf Stream—moving trains in gravitas, spools
Payed out through skies and seas and threads
of all things lesser and greater in between.
Spied within the miniscule lens of a single spot,
The teeming millions merge as catalysts for the clot
And in an instant, a wondrous restoration, healing,
Growth, and reproduction or yes! a dissolution of all parts
Unto death, itself. A familiar spirit in an alien world will gaze in disbelief
Or then again in helplessness as ocean’s depths are strained, relief
No longer found in plunging to the deeps; restrained, their denizens depart
And reappear with regularity in the stratosphere
and while the megaliths”deeps declare
In silence all matters of the universe enthralled,
we as they in silence just stand or sit and stare.

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…painting at top by Malstrummer of deviantArt…

“Spotless No Doubt”

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“Spotless No Doubt”

Spotless no doubt, devotions practiced, polished
As marauding tensions; emotions’ nomads yet nothing moves–
There is no breeze, no gracious moon, no secret meeting in the groves
Of this smothered cradle song, this child’s adagio. Usefulness abolished,
Then, the memory is detained in the waiting room in peculiar movement
While destiny and fate consult on who’s left to flounder in the atrium. These
Foolish thoughts of weightlessness and spiritual sclerosis augur well to please
The wallpaper and the clock left crucified upon the wall. Mindless atonement
Rules through a lack of fact and no hint of propinquity as naturally
The caterers and guests will soon arrive and someone has to answer the door.
Climax and dénouement fall flat upon the floor.
No need to move within a seminal apostrophe: O the will has atrophied,
We’re there! Then, of course, we must return or break the deadlock
So let’s get on with what the fox intends and who will mind the flock.

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