Never So Bad

When you resist a task,
for so long,
that it becomes an outsized whale,
swimming overhead,
with a terrifying tail,
not so much gliding,
but waving downward,
in an alarming way,
letting you know of the impending slam,
of water and wave and whale,
it can be hard to remember,
that things overhead,
can cast long shadows,
even when they’re quite small.