Monday, January 22, 2007

a Mermaid's Lament

Cantilating from the bottom of

An ocean of emptiness

A void above and beyond scintillates

The beauty forlorn

Hiding herself from the pale sky

She sits in the shadow of her dreams

Holding onto every drop of firewater

She dances to the tunes of her inamorata

Winds play wicked games as candles

Quiver to breathe and burn

Some fish chase her path as she sneaks

To flower the nights of strangers sailing

Through the shire

Every moon brings a new story

A ripped wing

A forbidden fruit

And she sails on to another bitter sweet memory

The sun has gone to bed now

Her moon died in sleep tonight

As another sylph emanates from her womb

A forgotten melody plays again

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