The Whales

The London Magazine - - MAGGIE BUTT - Mag­gie Butt

Any day now, they will rise again through their caul­dron of green bub­bles – the gulls lift­ing off and bank­ing be­fore the black humps of their backs slice through the sur­face of the waves wa­ter stream­ing from their jaws and the nob­bles of their pre­his­toric heads.

Count the dark arcs of their spines one, two, three of them, and the slow-mo­tion or farewell, in grace with the ocean, mov­ing slowly through twin el­e­ments of wa­ter and time, ris­ing like hap­pi­ness, when you least ex­pect it to re­turn.

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