This poem was inspired by a recent article on Secret Life of a Mermaid. As a child, people called me a mermaid. They never knew I had merfolk hope. I spent my life in the ocean. Swimming, wishing, and waiting.
MERFOLK HOPE Every chance I swam undersea Arms aside Thighs tight Feet ballet 1 Uncut hair streaming Hoping against hope Merfolk mermen mermaids swam upon me Saved me away to Mer kingdom Forever I longed to breathe Mer wet salt air Losing hope Age 12...13 Yet Still peek for mermaids mermen merfolk Hope undersea © 2020 Jan Mayes
The next ebook update for Gossamer: A Poetry Collection will include Merfolk Hope and any other new poems since the last update.
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