For Tilikum

October 27, 2017
By jedwards BRONZE, Atyrau , Other
jedwards BRONZE, Atyrau , Other
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(1983-2017)

I stared into your world,
a dimly lit pool.
I watched you swim by,
my face pressed against the glass.
Mighty black dorsal collapsed,
brown eyes bloodshot
from years of chlorine.
You stared at me for a second.
Then continued your endless circuits,
never to be free.
I did not know, I was a child.

 

forgive me

               
   


The author's comments:

This piece is a tribute to Tilliukm, a captive orca who was held captive for over 30 years. 


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