You remember the day you said,
I would rather be your mermaid than
a human. I thought that was a compliment,
you being the prince who would save
the princess in distress.
Years later did I realize, you wanted me
to swim not because I wanted to but
because mermaids swam. You wanted me to keep
longer hair, because princesses kept long hair.
But I hated long hair.
You wanted to hear me sing a song,
that would send ripples down your body.
Lyrics that would make my body
yours. But I only wanted to sing,
a simple few lines with no cords attached.
I realize why you wanted me to be your mermaid. A mermaid
is fooled to believe her desires can be fetched till
her lower body is paralyzed by princes disguised
as Ursulas, under those caring kind smiles, soft
touches and blue eyes.
Note: This poem is a challenge between a talented pal and me just to keep our pen tips ink filled. My prompt was Care, hollow, mermaid. I chose the latter 😀
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