She waits on the edge of life as it happens,
casually watching from a watered world,
gentle and languid she moves going nowhere,
the mermaids tale waits to be told.
What does she gather behind smiling eyes,
where magic comes together and can formalize
into something amazing and the sense that will be
as she swims in pools of a universal eternity.
Silently she ponders the sun and moon tides
and slips below the surface to count her stars,
as they edge into the corals of this beautiful life
soft the grasses move as she passes
for she is among those she calls friends
and love is heard in the songs of the sea,
shadows of clouds break to let in the light
and blue-green water beckons the sailor to come near,
with a flick of her tail she dives to the depths
knowing the eyes follow the movement of ripples
she will rise when she’s ready
hearing the call of the lulling rain
washing upon the soul of her life.