The Eye Has It

Its mammoth size

can preoccupy

This marine colossus’

dimensions diminish

all other beings

tongue as heavy as an elephant

heart as large as a car

all on a diet of miniscule krill


This graceful swimmer

drifts the ocean

at its own slow pace

Their loud pulses

groan and lament

through the fathoms

vocalizations to converse

and sonar navigate

the lightless depths


Its eye,


a mammalian point of connection

It can look back at us,

one eye upon us,

a gaze,



by one species for another


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