A Blue Whale was once a moon that fell to earth, luckily
it landed in the ocean.
Some of its blood vessels are wide enough
to swim down;
its heart is larger than my desk and were I to sit there
it would feel like writing
in the middle of a red hurricane. Blue Whales can communicate
from opposite sides of the Pacific. Blue Whales
write epic poetry and call one another by name.
There are more than 100,000 pieces of the Blue Whale’s
lexicon. They never rest. Their eyes are only the size
of a cup of tea, their ears no bigger than a pencil’s tip.
You can discover the age of a Blue Whale by counting the rings
of its waxy earplugs.
Giraffes sleep only half an hour a day
in five minute naps, resting their heads on their backs
Luna 1, the first satellite sent to the moon,
missed and now circles the sun between Mars and Earth
Winston Churchill slept slightly longer than a giraffe
and wrote in 1947 “I am very shy of painting human faces”
which was published in an essay called “The Dream” a year after his death.
Sea turtles synchronize their egg laying with cycles of the moon
so their progeny are closer to the water.
When it missed the moon, Luna 1 was renamed Mechta, “Dream.”
A quarter of the world’s population lives near an ocean.
Since the extinction of the dinosaurs the earth has circumnavigated
the Milky Way. Since it fell, Mechta has circled the Sun
nearly 44 times. Sixty percent of the earth’s surface is Ocean
more than a mile deep. Swimming around a supermassive black hole.
While painting a photograph of his father, he placed it at right angle
to a mirror, so he could see it in reverse.
The pupil of the human eye
can increase by 100 times and appears black because the tissue
behind it absorbs all light.
It takes a giraffe about a week to have 44 dreams.
From this stereovision, Churchill’s father appeared to him
sitting on the couch. He asked what year it was. Asked if that was still
of the Christian era. “Yes,” Churchill responded, “That all still goes on.
At least, they still count that way.”
The volume of the universe is fully one third larger
than it was when the Earth was formed. The Deep Pacific Sleeper Shark
will sleep for months to conserve energy, waiting for carrion
to drift more than a mile down and wake it. The volume of the universe
was once equal to the volume of Mechta, or close enough.
As the sun uses up its fuel it will expand more than eight
million times its current volume. “Does the Monarchy go on?” he asked
It will melt the water on Mars.
As I listened to you unfold these fearful facts, Europe is in ruin
Solar wind will blow Mechta
into one of these new oceans, if it’s lucky
The chair was empty
and perhaps Mechta will fall through
the eye of a red hurricane,
dilated more than a mile wide
and fixed on the home of Winston Churchill.