Poet’s Corner: Reincarnate


Those who know me
know the tale
If reborn — I’d be a whale
Pacific foam
and deep blue sea
It’s life and breath
and home to me.
Struggle whalers as you might
Deep deep down — like starless night
The harpoons thrust — you throw with might
Can not redeem this soulless fight!
For though my blubber you may cook
And drag me out with bloody hook
Your heart, your mind, your conscious knows
you have no sight — in deep abyss
and the harpoon’s thrust — and whalemen’s wish
Need Greasy Luck
as Whales become this: Oil Reincarnate
Eternal Light.

Lenny Hall is a student and observer of life without formal credentials, who finds inspiration on Martha’s Vineyard.