Poem: Death of an Orca

Tahlequah carried her burden well
through floods and ebbs
And king tide swells
Island locals
hoped and prayed
But to Davy Jones
the calf was laid

At Ogden Point
The cruise ships dock
To the Inner Harbour
The tourists flock
Eco tours
Will soon be starting
Their vacation dollars
Quickly departing

Zodiac jockeys
In bright orange suits
Have got the beasts
In hot pursuit
The chase is on
Results are needed
Safe distances
Will not be heeded

Alone, exhausted,
and broken-hearted
Tahlequah knows
Her calf’s departed
No time to mourn
In open seas
Expectant tourists
Have paid their fees

By: Bruce Porter

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