A mantra, an evocation, a study of the endangered manatee, Anne Waldman summons the manatee as a witness across time and space to the great extinction: “Manatee reminded me- that multiple/hydra-headed/universes,/all fractals in/chaos/including more cycles/will emerge/formation,/stabilization,disintegration, emptiness…”

“manatee mind, what is the mind of manatee

the manatee has no natural enemies

the manatee is completely herbivorous

the metabolism of the manatee is slow, moves slowly

the manatee moves in estuaries, moves in saltwater bays”