as we spoke i felt

our conversation become

a journey in a small boat

to glimpse great whales –

underneath us, unimaginable depths

and the rising of these great creatures

towards the light to show like surfacing thoughts

their tails, their mighty backs.

and we are dwarfed,

our conversation stopped

by their vast scale of being

that fills us with wonder –

thus we move across the surface

while underneath this fragile vessel

are unplumbed depths

we sense but can’t express.

so far, the unspoken has not risen

to capsize us.