Whale Fall


When a whale falls

in no time at all

it becomes a feast

for denizens deep


how sad a death

its sight appalls

a smorgasbord

a shopping mall


the beast won't keep

eternal sleep

as feeders feed

strip away its meat


those banquet guests

have all the gall

fast food it's called

come one come all.


*Dead whales sink to the ocean floor.   Here they become a wild banquet that will last decades. This process, known in the ocean science community as a Whale Fall, creates an entire ecosystem around the carcass becoming a restaurant for all manner of alien-like creatures of the depths.  |




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Paul Sayer

Mon 9th Dec 2019 19:38

Crumbs d. a great comment on your own musings

which by the way is bloody marvellous.


Mon 9th Dec 2019 12:21

Those beasts of yore, of flanks and fin
death takes them down to fate so grim
to ocean depth, it's sink or swim
neer more the whale be seen again.

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