whale galaxy

Evolution of a Whale

we all play our part
elements, particles, syllables
moving in and out
of empty space
footsteps measuring billions
invisible symphony of process
holotype of the millipede -
first air breather

most important might be
staying open to the call
allowing it to ring through you
like a mammal called back
to sea

listen deeply as the whales
who once had four legs
found courage to become
the ocean

they sing of humanity to the stars
stories of beauty and light
spiraling upwards
you have heard of the eyes of the heart

allow these eyes to open you
to the origin of its beat and future
of its rhythm at once

when you forget
ask the whales
what is possible in love