Divine Whale Intervention

Category: Poetry Published Online Published: Saturday, 28 September 2019 Written by Richard J Bell

Divine Whale Intervention


I was supposed to be
Whale snorkelling in ’Eua

I booked two months ahead
put $100 down as a deposit

Excited about it
I told all my friends
That I was going
to be swimming with whales

When I got to Tonga
my cousin heard about me
wanting to go to ‘Eua

she prayed
I would not go

The next day
my underwater digital camera broke
... it took video as well

So I cancelled the whale snorkelling

Now I have to
fill the postcards
with this story

© Richard James Bell 24th July 2010

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