now your mouths must stay away from this big bowl and go to the ocean to assume your own responsibility
or to another shore to make lots of money that will stuff up your pockets and your souls and let your heads stay forever in the hothouse so well-fed and well-clad that you won't have to think of today or tomorrow
*Before an experiment on dolphin communication with humans was terminated, scientists had to train the two dolphins that were used in the experiment so that they could survive in the ocean.
The trouble you have With the letter M Sure makes funny bubbles Beneath the surface
What then should we talk of This morning? Miss Kelly, perhaps
Every room Is an island, my child
Never isolate your love
Let it run to the sea It's where I will always be
Thomas W. Case's Historical Figure Poetry Challenge, Margaret Howe Lovatt. In the 1960s, she took part in a NASA-funded research project in which she attempted to teach a dolphin named Peter to understand and mimic human speech. This while living in a half-submerged dwelling to have continuous contact with him.
Lost in the sea. Lost in your eyes. Lost in your love.
Am I lost in the depth of the ocean?
Waves crash against the shore. So are you the ocean, if I’m the shore?
I see a sea turtle. A large one with a colorful glow.
It opens my eyes and I can see the life inside you. It’s bright. And warm.
But when you wrap your arms around me, they’re cold and dark.
Are we like dolphins and lions? Different from so many perspectives and meant to stay apart.
But again, the lion chases dolphins, while they run. And they do outrun him, because the lion can’t swim. Because the lion will drown into the depth of the ocean.
So if I let myself drown and die for your love. Will you push me back onto the shore and let the lions, whom are so afraid of drowning take me. And tear me apart, piece by piece, part by part. And heart by heart.
I’m not the only one who’s afraid to let myself drown into a love of another.
There will always be one ocean, that lets you drown. And one that pushes you away.
There will always be one shore, that’s brave enough to try. And one that will never get wet, because it’s too afraid to die.