mermaid

mermaid

A Poem by Sam
"

sometimes i get to go Home.

"
i was a
 mermaid girl

today, in my family's bathtub-

i closed my eyes & held my breath and then

sprouted gills & tail fins,
submersing myself to find my way home.

she was beautiful and mysterious, my Mother-

she didn't give up her secrets easily
her flowing aquamarine

hair 

her deep blue skirts, her rich pearls.

the edges of her torrent dress 
make love with the sand
of the bleached white shore,
giving birth to sea foam, Aphrodite, and
dreams.
in dreams, i can reach her.
in dreams i can be eternally lurking
in murky waters,
or among bountiful coral reefs
& emerald kelp forests.

in dreams i can swim, swim forever

or as long as i like,

be light as air under the water
be sea green, reflecting the light of the sun
off my scales, rays bouncing


i was
a mermaid girl-

and then 

the water got cold;
and then

i woke up.

© 2019 Sam


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Added on April 25, 2019
Last Updated on May 18, 2019
Tags: mermaids, ocean, sea, mythology, folklore, water, fantasy