Sunday Afternoon Outing

On a sunny Sunday afternoon
the family in their black coats
and white shorts power along
the cliff edges, past the headland
on to the harbour enjoying its
blue green waters, circling past
the harbour beaches staring at
the people on the sand, in the water,
and in their cars passing the beaches.

As the family enjoy swimming
and diving in the sheltered harbour
more people come on to the sand.
more cars crawl along the roads.
As the family still in black coats
and white shirts pause to stare
in between diving and splashing
“There are even more of them
now, ” they remark to each other.

“How wonderful to see the orcas
visiting and playing,” say the
people on the Harbour beaches.

Previously posted April 2017.

Sunday Afternoon Outing

10 thoughts on “Sunday Afternoon Outing

  1. A perfect poem. If you have ever watched a family of Orcas frolicking in the ocean, you will understand this poem. It is as if they know humans are watching them. It is an awesome experience. Amazing animals. Thanks!

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