Today's poem is by Sherman Alexie
Dear Humpback Whale
You are a barnacled planet afloat
In the sea, but your ancestors had legs
And walked upon the earth,
Which gives mea smaller mammalthe hope
That my descendents will someday grow wings
And become strange birds.
Copyright © 2012 Sherman Alexie All rights reserved
from Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
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