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.
Orca curls his tiny tail,
there inside his momma whale,
swimming laps for eighteen months,
coming up for air not once.
His 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)