deep from the heart of the sea
you have been singing, singing aloud
above and below the horizon
your voice reaches afar
far beyond an entire continent
though no human ear hears you
what are you singing about, whale?
-- only another whale might catch a blue note
traveling astray from your saline melody
in another universe
Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Allen Qing Yuan, and Chansons of a Chinaman, holds a PhD in English, tutors, and edits Poetry Pacific in Vancouver (Poetry submissions welcome at email@example.com). Yuan's poetry appears in 709 literary publications across 26 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and Threepenny Review.