Whale Song – Ryan Delaney

I watch you erode,
Decompose into vast galaxies,
And collapse into the earth.

I watch you lay restless,
As bulldozers drag you from your dreaming,
So surfers can sleep easy at night.

I hear you calling,
Reach out my hand and feel you swimming,
You yearn for a sacred returning.

I watch them wrench you from the earth,
To drive and dump you in the dirt,
Where plastic stirs and the ocean is a distant churning.

They say you are breaching,
In the waters of your dreaming,
Where you swim at peace with your spirit seething.

My eyes cannot see you,
In the waters of your dreaming,
Trace the lines, find what it is you are seeking.