lew watts

Out of Ushuaia

crossing the Drake all passages empty

second penguin day . . .
a few singles
pairing up

crushed
in the skua’s hooked bill
a gentoo egg

at the end
of a blood-stained track
leopard seal

freezing mist
the flatulent breath
of a minke whale

Wilson’s storm petrels
butterflies
in my stomach

there . . . and there . . . take me wandering albatross

 

Modern Haiku, vol. 51.2, 2020