Day 14 – NaPoWriMo – Dialogue Poem – ” To The Whale”


To the whale on my wall

Why do you swim there at all

In infinite grace you flip your tale

Flat as a board, you are my mural whale

I wish to be free to swim in the ocean

But things are quite difficult without any motion

I’d like to eat fish and be part of a pod

But I’m just stuck her where I give you a nod.


Oh whale what fisherman caught you

How’d he get in my wall as you do

All the the things that whale pictures are supposed to

I look at my wall I am overwhelmed, why don’t you swim 

Child, I’m a picture and I long for the sea

It could be just you and me

I’d give you a ride on the back of my dorsel 

But I am merely a painting, and paintings stay on walls


You’ll never free me I am the wall whale

I’ll never free you, you aren’t even real.


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