Sunday, 14 August 2016

another lap around the pool

if you happen to be a greenland shark
you've likely been around for a while
a long, long while
like...maybe anywhere between 272-512 years
lots of candles on the aqua cake
that would make you (scientists figure) the oldest vertebrate on earth
i guess a lot to take in...plankton...schooners...others
over the years, decades, centuries
1504-1744 (ballpark numbers)
wonder what you think of what's up
more burger than bun?  the plastic vortex? a hole in the collective heart...?
another trip around the sun coming up soon
comforted by thinking of you splashing away around and down under
keeping on keeping on
you and redwood rings

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