Fantasy Poetry posted October 8, 2012

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The Fisherman and the Mermaid

by mermaids

a line cast
the lone fisherman
reels it in
the ocean calms him
he cherishes his time
alone with seagulls
and waves who appear
to be calling his soul
to another place

sea green eyes watch
the human male in the surf
she is enchanted by his
determination to remain
in salty water
humans she does not
understand or interact

she swims under water
her companion whales
not far away
the sea is her
comfort zone
yet the male seeking fish
seems to her
to be in a place
of serenity as he
holds his rod steady

she dives into waves
he is oblivious to
the green tail and
long hair
for he is elsewhere
with a musical chant
she sends fish his way
he catches sea bass
supper will be delicious

she smiles as he leaves
her world of watery thoughts
a woman-fish who adores
her man from afar

she waits and returns often
to the beach where he arrives
her mind is joyful and she
sings to herself a song of
the human male who captures
her heart


I have had a rough week at work and I think I am wishing I were the fisherman and a mermaid would send a delicious sea bass my way. My husband would have to cook it of course. It is great having an over active imagination.
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