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  • What do whales sing about?
    Unrequited love?
    Leaving home?
    Injustice?
    Saturday night?

    I know why
    the whale sings
    songs of yearning
    echolocations
    vocal expressions
    depths of desire

    Whale songs
    are fervent wishes
    they sing
    to be heard

    Whales sing
    for prayers unanswered
    One day to grow wings
    and fly


    Image source and sound: National Geographic
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