Just as important in any movement of social justice is art. I’ve always been fascinated by the role of art and narrative in movements of social justice.
As such, I’ve decided to contribute my own creative writing work into the fray of beings who literally are unable to speak for themeselves. I was inspired by the documentary, ‘Blackfish’ and the subject is Tilikulm- amongst the most tortured beings held in captivity.
So without further ado, I present to you:
‘Those Deep Sea Blues’
Thrilled, wowed amazed…
My eyes, the audience, the world – they gaze…
That majestic tail, that erect fin, the black purity of his skin
[THE PAIN OF LIVING CREATURES]
SPLASH! The glittering droplets with each crash, glide and flip through the water – gasp!
But should you peak into his eyes, you catch a glimpse of his demise
[ THE PAIN OF LIVING CREATURES]
in his eyes…
the maelstrom of a young man missing his mama
the anguish of abeing the priviledge porpoise
The thunderous clap, the roaring praise
SPLASH! The beloved creature dives back down into the azure mask, away from the crowd
His deep blue tears mix with the water’s deep blue hues as he steady hums those deep sea blues