Mermaids

Look around, look around…
The water lies so still tonight.
Seems the mermaids have all been drowned.

Lurid waves slither towards shore;
Virtue tattered, transparent, cloud-thin.
Look around, look around.

Viscous cycle, inquisitor’s wheel –
Damned to the savage disposition of Life.
Seems the mermaids have all been drowned.

Wet impressions in the sullied sand
Inherit only their shadows to bequeath.
Look around, look around…

No salt tears flavor the ocean’s brew –
No seashells grace the sunless halls.
Seems the mermaids have all been drowned.

Legends eventually find their own graves,
And turn into dust that dissolves in the waves.
Look around, look around…
Seems the mermaids have all been drowned.
 

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