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Whale Fall

“Its carrion / carries on” /

Whale falls provide a sudden, concentrated food source and a bonanza for organisms in the deep sea.
National Ocean Service

Starer: erst-
while whale.

Its carrion
carries on,
sped
to seabed.

Foragers
ravaged
by hunger
drop anchor.

Soon
a waste cetacean
way station,
host to
itsy cities.

The mortal
mother lode:
manna for
as many years
as lived
their lord.

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