30/30: THE SONG OF THE SEASON

by Zachary Caballero

One day, I want to float in endless blue
and wait for the music of a whale song.
Take me across the sea and teach me
how the water vibrates with the
song of the season. Let me listen
to the chorus of a wave break
and let the sound take my breath away.
The bellow below the water resonates
and reverberates, traveling across
an ocean of time and changing currents.
A humpback whale bends its tune
through a coral reef like an amphitheater
before the deep blue world. But haven’t I
bent my voice too? Haven’t I
stepped in front of a thousand microphones
with a poem to take my breath across
the room, across an ocean of time
and changing currents too?
One day, I want to float in the endless
blue of a mystery. Call it a song. Call it the sea.
Just let me listen. Let it call to me.