witness, because I do

          because I see myself in you

maybe one third at most the body mass of mother seal.

there beside her young calf.   even in the farther reach

of wave on shoreline sand, water rolls and shoves, curls

young body as want to be.   calf wriggles back into some

semblance of relative shape with mother seal.   another

pause till the next hand of sea carries calf.   given up,

surrendered, turned into Bay, begins to swim away.

mother knows, not indifferent.   she too turns, swims.

shadows in water blur deep departure.
no dumb beast I witness here.   what I see is simply

mother and child.
love expressed as sea and tide does ask of us.
what shore does my life straddle.
MBA webcam views of Monterey Bay used with permission.
please visit and/or support the Monterey Bay Aquarium.   
they make the ocean more alive.   us too.


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