I hope your dreamlife contains the whales I’ve seen, that one in the Humboldt current

The Humboldt Current, also known as the Peru Current, is the most productive marine ecosystem in the world, as well as the largest upwelling system, supporting an extraordinary abundance of marine life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Current  Photo: http://yourescapetoecuador.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Humpback-Rainbow-625x380.jpg

Humpback whale “who seemed to watch the seabirds wheeling around her head.”

The Bear

by Jim Harrison

When my propane ran out
when I was gone and the food
thawed in the freezer I grieved
over the five pounds of melted squid,
but then a big gaunt bear arrived
and feasted on the garbage, a few tentacles
left in the grass, purplish white worms.
O bear, now that you’ve tasted the ocean
I hope your dreamlife contains the whales
I’ve seen, that one in the Humboldt current
basking on the surface who seemed to watch
the seabirds wheeling around her head.

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