Mermaid

Believing in kings, she seeks Neptune,
Briny with sea salt, she searches
among mangrove and coral,

Sifts through symbiotic algae
and swims, mermaid radiant,
in pursuit of the impossible.

She is gilled
and glistening,
taking water for breath,

Atlantis lingers just beneath
eternity, emerald vision
of improbability, but

She knows it’s there.

Moon and tides the guide
and motivation, milestone
stars the inspiration.

Cradled in a cresting wave
she dives and surfaces
in the lullaby of sea.

A grain of sand,
A dot on the horizon,
She quests the kingdom,

Mortal, and yet not,
nor fish, nor fowl,
She  is

one with the sea.

 

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