The Tale of the Whale

I fell into the soulful eyes
of the mesmerizing whale
she wanted me to knowwhale
to see
to feel somehow
the way that she
was feeling, had been
for some years
this gorgeous creature
salty tears
a family
left on their own….
so far from home….
the whale, forgiving,
not forgetting,
a spouse, a child,
her sister’s wedding,
her momma’s passing,
her backyard pool…
hey okay so I’m a fool
to read so much into her sighs,
her size, her soulful eyes,
her sing-song cries
she wanted to play
she wanted to say
don’t go away,
you get me.


© 2015 kStan(ly) Lanning
this tale was inspired entirely
by an actual encounter at the
Aquarium in Coney Island

Discover challenge – sing


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