Merlad

.

No one else

survived

the rogue storm.

And she rowed

until exhaustion 

became her

only companion.

.

Up from tortured

dreams she

drifted to discover

him at the small

boat's bow.

.

A bifurcated tail

slapped the waves

gently as he sang

to her.

.

A conch shell

provided cooling

water. His eyes

were both summer

deepest sea green,

and the color of pearls.

.

Half delusion, he

never spoke. Half

phantom, she

heard his whole

life. 

.

A wide white

sail appeared

on the rescued horizon

and he vanished beneath

rippling waves.

.

Searching among 

distant whitecaps,

it was as if

he had never 

been and his

song had not

been sung.

.

allets

03-13-16

739a

 

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by not_an_addict's "Mermaid And The Sailor".

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i love it!!!

what an ending!!!

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Mr. Peabody & The Mermaid

was a fav as a kid. Splash with hanks & hannah rocked. Ariel was cool too. The poem is an amalgm of those memories & the recent poem by Rebecca Elizabeth. Mer culture rocks!