The whale hunter’s dream
is to retire from this line of work.
He has seen too much
to be content with himself.
I want to give him,
before he absconds our boat on his own,
the knife I carry
as a shield for my solace.
He never gets this one,
he went without a farewell
on a bleak morning
after his final pursuit.
No one is sure about his next moves,
but we have another day to kill…
Mitja Lovše is a writer, a performer and a director from Slovenia. He works within the fields of theatre, film, television and literature. He’s still alive.