Whale Fall

We are an ocean
Dashed upon the rocks
Scattering seafoam
Scattering sand and sustenance for crabs

Our existence is as simple as it is large
And the breadth of our embrace
Surrounds every bit of land

The moon pushes and pulls us
The sun warms us
We sing to the air to beckon cool breezes

Why then, do your waters rage with fear and strife?

Are you angry with the fish and the trawlers?

Were you offended when the land beasts
Scraped stones against your skin?

My love, do calm your currents
Relieve your whirlpools
Still your wild heart
For just a moment

Let the dessicated carcasses we've been holding onto
Drift to the floor 
To sleep
That we may find some sleep ourselves

From The Author

Woah, boi. It’s been a while.

I’ve been writing sparsely in between hearts breaking, lost friends, and a move. These are moments in life where writing is the most therapeutic and the least appealing to me. It’s easier to press “pause,” to keep the mind drolling on things that don’t matter in the stead of things that inflict pain and stress.

But you can’t run from your wrinkly, pink nightmare of a brain forever.

You have to let things go.

We all effect and are affected by each other in a perpetual ebb and flow. It’s not always for the good, and we often find ourselves in an ocean of strife peppered with occasional moments of calm.

I’m here to tell you and myself that this is fine.

Tomorrow will still come, and whether your day of calm comes tomorrow or some undisclosed day after that, it *will* come.

In the meantime; Action is the best remedy for a tumultulous situation. Cut your losses and accept that loss in peace and mourning. My hope for you and myself is that this will expedite your journey to calm waters.

With much love,

The Poetry of Ants

Published by The Poetry of Ants

I've been writing poetry since I was little. These poems have always been my means of resolving the world as it is against the world as it should be. Writing has been my great catharsis. I hope that you and I may be able to share in that.

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