August 18, 2015

Emerging from the Sea. {Poem}

Ocean mermaid

The glitter and silk strands of yesterday’s delight

linger like
a veil over my eyes,
that I’ll never see
anything with a touch of clarity


what I perceive
fits in between my eyes
and my mind,
so my body pushes back
synapses of response
so that

I am

left feeling at an edge,
a space
for most,
but for me,
it’s the place
in which
I also yearn to be
lost in this sea
where ocean waves

carry me
I hit the shoreline,
and I must make a choice
either to climb out of the water
or go back,
swim toward
the warmth of Poseidon’s creatures,
and you know
my choice
as well as
you know
my hands,

in that

I’ll reach across the tidal zone,

sliding out of my skin

as the scales of my tail
wash away
with the out-going tide.


Relephant Read:

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Author: Jes Wright

Editor: Alli Sarazen

Photo: Bonnybbx/Pixabay


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