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.