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,

disproportionate,

a mammalian point of connection

It can look back at us,

one eye upon us,

a gaze,

regard

 

by one species for another

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