Hump-back

humpback

 

Hump-back in a huff and a puff you loll

bask in the waves sighing, pitching your tail

curling to hide some bad mood as you roll

over surface so still you tip, slide and sail

holding your breath

heaving your largeness away from our noisiness

as our boat turns in circles skimming the surface

unable to find you, trying to comprehend your meaning

as you shift away reeling camouflaged through swell

your world to us fathomless while we weave over waves

precarious – unsteady our restless world

while you beneath unfazed.

 

Photo credit: International Whaling Commission.