This poem is, in essence, an elegy inspired by an article, "The Story of One Whale Who Tried to Bridge the Linguistic Divide Between Animals and Humans
," and therefore posted for free. It also fills the "Stockholm syndrome"
square in my 6-10-14
card for the hc_bingo
fest. It belongs to the Aquariana thread in the Polychrome Heroics
The name "Noc" is pronounced "NOH-see."WARNING:
This poem features many intense topics, some of which actually happened in our world. The warnings contain spoilers; highlight to read. These include human/cetacean challenges, past enslavement of a sapient cetacean from childhood to death, Stockholm syndrome, survivor guilt, rough telepathic contact, grudging response to apology, and other issues.
Viewer discretion is strongly advised. Please consider your tastes and headspace before deciding whether to dive in.( Read more... )