Whale of a Tooth

It took me under like a whale diving.
Such displacement from our sudden sundering,
like a loose tooth still held by stubborn roots,
suddenly wrenched free,
leaves a bloodied socket,
So it was when you finally left me, and I
was pulled inside, like a whale diving
pulls the sea behind him.

How can I explain that I feel like I am drowning,
when you are a whale with lungs equipped
for long voyages under the ocean.
I am not at home here, my
sweet departing leviathan.

Ah, the city where we made love is
underwater again. I have to journey outward
just to breathe real air, real sweet
seaside breezes at the city limits,
and leave my tooth behind.