Two poets on a headland, mid-survey
might pause suddenly and say
will this be your whale, or mine?
Moving, accordingly, from one observation area
to the next, a whale is ‘handed over’.
Please take it. No, you first.
velocity of clouds, sea conditions noted.
Breaching, logging, travelling, the Pacific
Bomb Shed, Hutchies Bluff and Blindspot. Later
Rosemary observed to a friend
If I stand still enough, I can see Wolverine Rock,
a water spout and, westerly, one cow and calf.