Copyright Jim Willis 2001
Sleek profile that cuts through grey water cold as steel,
terns and gulls circle overhead,
squeals and clicks echo off the rock sentries.
A dorsal fin traces patterns in the sea foam as
schools of fish race on ahead in a ballet of flashing silver.
The sun breaks through clouds and strews a diamond glint on the sea.
A tail slap sends up shards of glass and Orca breaks the water's surface
into concentric circles.
His mate, heavy with calf, undulates through a curtain of jewels.
They glide together, touching and rolling,
their calls of joy reverberate to the abyss below.
Sleek profile that cuts through turquoise water,
a dorsal fin traces patterns in a pool.
A silver fish flashes above and Orca breaks the surface
as the crowd applauds.
He dives in a crystal fountain of sadness.
His mate calls from the grey water cold as steel.
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