Dynasties ago, a sequence of events
Triggered ten million generations.
We were creatures of the Land.
Then cataclysms ruptured mountains
And Earth's continents divided into planes.
The only refuge was a sea so dense and briny,
Our bodies floated easily in motion.
We learned to swim, breathe, regenerate,
Gradually letting go stubby legs for fins
As we journeyed through evolution toward a Whale.
Auto-recall pictured early cultures,
Rude beginnings were besieged by planetary rains.
Below, the earthquakes set subsurface fires,
Lava boiled scalding water upward
While torrential rains swept us away to heavy seas.
The years passed by thousands
As lands began to teem
With birds and green:
Humans fished by tooth and hands,
Cautiously edging closer, watching.
The first we gazed on Human minds
We became "Leviathans" in time.
How many forefathers of our kind
Spoke Whale languages, crackling
Universal sounds in rhyme?
Civilizations moved like nations in migrations.
Counted herds summered the Antarctic,
Blue, Brown, Gray, Black and white Albinos.
Masters of waters, the living proof of Life
As we navigated by the days and stars.