Poems of the Week


by Dan Campion

“With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale’s heart rate”

The heart rate of Leviathan
Is yogic: half of yours or mine;
Another diagnostic sign
Of what sad shape our brains are in.
For if we took things with the flow,
Like Stoics and the great blue whale,
Our hearts would strengthen, learn to slow,
And bring our troubles down in scale.