Silver Skyline

The silvery waves roll with power
The horizon is a fine line of soft grays
touching water and sky
With each wave tip, a shadow breaks the skyline
Their curved backs appear, mimicking a dark crest
They swim against the current with a gentle strength
They tease us with their beauty,
leaving us wanting more
Another flash of white-spotted tail,
another leap into the air,
another playful swim near our boat
We drive away slowly
our hearts full of gratitude,
mouths left gaping open
photos diminish what we saw
how we felt
They leave us with only a glimpse
of our experience
of sharing the surface
with the whales

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