Forgotten Mermaid

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He made her laugh,
Helped her relax,
Showed life,
On shelled sand.
Tagged, kindred,
Then one day gone,
Salty air teased,
No longer his pond.
Not too far,
Just this cove,
No sign of his heart,
So the story’s told.
She slowly sank,
Trying a stiff pointed tail,
Proudly swaying,
To no avail.
Not at all planned,
She missed him so,
In the end, confusion,
Azure ocean aglow.
Dirty little open secret,
Upon her fin,
Abandoned,
Tides in question.
Left to swim with fishes,
What’s left of,
His Crimson Mer,
Leaves me speechless.

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21 thoughts on “Forgotten Mermaid

  1. Audrey,
    Here you write about loss in a gentle way and the setting is very much part of that gentleness
    but that doesn’t diminish the sense of loss; i like your approach in this.

    Best Always

    jf

  2. A sad parting of the guy and the mermaid, but I’m very glad it ended with the mermaid not completely alone. There are lots of fishes to swim with … and you never know, the mermaid could bump into a merman somewhere in the coral reef. With the Super Bowl over, those mermen might be swimming more out of the caves πŸ™‚

    • Yes, well, I’m not so sure the fish were supposed to be a happy alternative, Gus. I went dark on this picture of mine and you, in all your supportive glory, delivered a positive spin. Yes, let’s hope she does, she deserves a merman. Alas, I haven’t a merman photo for the happy ending. Thanks for the smile. Super bowl…giggle.

  3. Oh, golly, Audrey, this makes me teary! Such a sad story. Lonely, abandoned, all the things none of us wish for, you know. Bad ole chap for leaving her!!

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