Thursday, June 15, 2006

Mermaid Colours

There you stand,
hearts dingle dangling
from your sleeves,

and I, embodying elements of a woman:
lips thinned with time, breasts
like waterlilies, afloat
on the silver ponds of night -
blue, green, and grey my colours -
I sluice mermaid scales
beneath the flick of tail and fin,

evasive of those ruby badges
with their hook mouths.
I have depended from them before.


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