Mermaid Survival Guide

{How to live on dry land when what you really crave are gills.}



breathe words. hold
bubbled syllables on
on hungry tongue.

swim sky. allow trees
to spin their secrets, un
-shelled in acorn, morning song.

sing breeze. the day
blows by with answers;
braid them loose.

wave moon. she’s waning,
but she’ll still
pull you through.

dive deep. this world’s more
green than blue,
but still: it’s yours.




Prompted by NaPoWriMo, Day 19. Hangin’ in there for crazy April. You?

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4 Responses to Mermaid Survival Guide

  1. Andrew says:

    I usually dislike the NaPoWriMo prompts (I ignore them) but you this one interesting in an oceanic way. .

  2. This! Is what you’ve been waiting for….what a perfect prompt for you, resulting in the bubbliest poem

  3. Susan says:

    Love! Unshelled secrets and loosely braided answers especially, when it comes to diving in our world.

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