In A Rita Perfect World

As uncomplicated as silent companionship

when we listen

to simple playful magic

and the air…

When we listen

to a whale’s blow hole

and the air escaping…

reminding me of

a whale’s blow hole.

Bumped and scuttled between boats

and reminding me of swimming

between fishing lines.

Bumped and scuttled between boats,

submerged in the Saint Lawrence Seaway

between fishing lines,

the world sounds garbled.

Submerged in the Saint Lawrence Seaway,

when we take care of each other,

the world sounds garbled

until something new wants to be born.

When we take care of each other

and remember to play;

something new wants to be born

and laughter becomes the shower for the soul.

Remember to play,

when there are no more right whale deaths,

and laughter becomes the shower for the soul.

In a Rita Perfect World

when there are no more right whale deaths.

NASA will build me a wheelchair

as uncomplicated as silent companionship.

12 thoughts on “In A Rita Perfect World

  1. wordpicnic

    Hi Rita, When I booted up my laptop a few minutes ago and read your post/poem, I was taken to a special place, transfixed by the beauty, the cadence, the power of this offering. I no longer care what my plans for the day were, I want to enjoy this experience, stay still, savour it. Best wishes and thank you. Madeline

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  2. Jenny

    It’s a beautiful poem , I love it as though the waves carry a little of the last words back, and carries it on and laughter is a shower for the soul

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  3. Nancy Creed

    I have not read a post of yours in some time ~ not until I recalled that my email address had to be changed and that therefore I had no access to your blog. SO happy I signed back on with my new address. This was a cold and refreshing plunge into the whales’ world and, of course, such a timely commentary on human activity and our drastic effect on their lives. Thanks, Rita!

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