…put on a happy face.
Photo by Candia Dixon-Stuart
(LittleJerry: photo montage, Sept 1st, 2015. Wikimedia )
Look up and see, between the extant and
the dead, suspended, a Cetacean.
Hunted to nigh extinction by man’s hand:
whaling nations versus Leviathan.
‘Earth’s sustainability’ is our phrase;
her skeleton shows strength; fragility.
And still these awesome creatures strand in bays –
plastic, noise, our responsibility.
Across oceans we cannot hear their groans;
schools’ codes of subtle communication,
but in two hundred and twenty one bones,
can we detect syllabic salvation?
If ‘Hope’ becomes a symbol of respect,
destruction of our planet may be checked.