Broken, Won’t Back Down

Doom’d humpback,
Mighty Moon
Lone traveller
British Columbia to Maui,
Pure grit!

Stuff brimming,
Wretch’d hurrying vessel
Smash’d her spine,
Five thousand
Agonising kilometres,
Three months
All strength!

Twist’d body,
Powerful pec fins
Breaststroked Pacific,
Emaciat’d
Whale liced
Broken,
Unrelenting will!

Sorrowful
Whale guardians,
Honour
Reverence,
Adored Moon.
Dearly missed.

Humpback Whale

More things?
Nay!
Adopt minimalism
Rebuff shopaholism,
Love Mother Earth,
Defend Oceans
Right this second!

© 2022 Reese Halter

Agitate. Disrupt. Defend.


Reese Halter

Reese Halter is a bees/trees/seas defender.
Unearthly Wails is a special edition, a collection of poetry
illustrated by renowned Ojibwa artist Terry McCue.
Email: HalterBooks@gmail.com to order

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