NaPoWriMo, Day 23. The prompt:
Write a poem about an animal.
Tell me again about the whales, Great-gran; did you
ever see one?
Yes, child, I have seen them,
but only from afar.
Even at a great distance, it must have been amazing!
That it was, child. That it was. Such grand beings!
What happened to the whales, Great-gran?
Oh, child, they went the way of the dinosaur,
and the wolf, and the elephant,
and the eagle…
Oh, how sad.
Yes, yes, it is very sad.
Great-gran, have you ever seen a human?
Great-gran… Why are you crying?
I have seen them, Child. I will not speak of them,
except to say there are some things
I wish I had never seen.