Surf’s Up

Okay, time to get goofy. The optional prompt for Day 30 of National/Global Poetry Writing Month is to write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. Orca gestation can last from 15 to 18 months.

Surf’s Up

Surf's Up_2Orca curls his tiny tail,
there inside his momma whale,
swimming laps for eighteen months,
coming up for air not once.

Surf's Up_1His gestation, oh so cool,
in a pool within a pool
means, of course, when he pops out
he can swim without a doubt.

Image source: NOAA Fisheries West Coast (flickr)

NaPoWriMo 2018

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