Calm Canary of the Arctic Sea

from by Marian McLaughlin

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A celebration!
For a cetacean
Calm canary of the Arctic Sea
has learnt to speak,
through imitation!

Let us rejoice,
a sentient thing
has mimicked the voice
of a human being.
Calm canary of the Arctic Sea
front and center of a media frenzy.

The age-old question
that leaves us restless
and constantly, and constantly,
and constantly guessing.
And pushed man to endlessly seek
for consciousness that’s beyond our reach
Is, do you reckon?
Is there life on Mars,
or beyond the stars
in this galaxy of ours?
Well it breaks my heart,
well it breaks my heart,
well it breaks my heart.

Well it breaks my heart into a thousand pieces
the way we treat countless species
on this planet that we call Earth
our home, our Earth.
By birth our rights have wiped out
more than we will ever know.
Well a simple start
well a simple start,
well a simple start
is the archetypical dodo
dodo, dodo, don’t go,
don’t go, don’t go.

May all who’ve passed
and are deceased
may you rest in peace,
and in our memories.

And before the disaster does increase
May we remember that we as well our beasts.
We are beasts.

before extinction or extermination
of any more creation.
Calm canary of the Arctic Sea,
interpreter ‘tween the creature world
and humanity.
Calm canary of the Arctic Sea,
speak once more, I implore.
Calm canary of the Arctic Sea,
what on Earth have we done to thee?


from Spirit House, released September 23, 2015



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