Tears for Whales

I had tears today.
For seeing live Grey whales,
Feeding, swimming, living.
I think of the Orcas in the Puget Sound,
Starving, mourning, dying.
My tears are water.
Water is pure until we destroy it,
Like so many things we touch.
How can we as humans
Turn this around,
Making the waters a safe place again?
Safe for us, safe for our fellow beings,
Safe for all.
My tears are not enough.
I have done my best.
I’ll do better.
Will you?

Julie Gant (c) 2018