Dolphin’s voices bring tears to my eyes.
They well up in the unexpected hit to my heart
A clench at my throat to catch the hungry tears
In a sea wave with me caught in the curl of it.
It was unexpected the first time when the chirp
caught me and I thought I’d drown in sorrow
Captured in a Sea World held to caged pool
In performance for us spectators.
I had to leave. I had to catch my breath
The profundity of the moment riveted me
I let myself stay silent in a sob of grief
The what to do suffocated me and I fled
I don’t know the wild of Dolphins
I don’t know the seas that lets them be free
I don’t know the song they sing uncaged
Only the distant school of them dancing on the sea
Skimming and diving in unison play
Too far away to hear the song of their joy
And maybe even then that chant would radiate
Deep my heart and send salty tears like the sea
For me to swim in with these sacred Beings
That fill me with tears and remind me
Of the deep well that when flowing opens my heart
Releasing the clench to free me to a new harmony.