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Blue Whale - Ekphrastic Poetry for Rattle Poetry

Blue Whale - Ekphrastic Poetry for Rattle Poetry

I wrote this poem to go along with the art work of Nikki Zarate. Her painting reminded me of a day sailing on Ruby d'Eau when we picked up fifteen Mylar balloons floating in the Pacific Ocean.

 

Blue, she felt blue

The hue was new

 

Mylar tears 

created her fears

 

Balloons spill 

Float, sink, kill

 

Will the ocean be still

Beseeching her will

 

Clean pure

Can only endure

 

Julia Michelle Dawson