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Mermaid

I want to love you across the world.
The land dwelling creature longs for the sea,
Like the horse pines for the dolphin,
Poke your head out and breathe my air.

It is not worth it on land; I'm bored
With the world I know; it is too dry.
Too in step with my own kind;
I want to turn your head around.

I want your gills to grow to lungs.
I want to dive and feel uncomfortable
Living out of my element
To learn my body's limits more.

If I never loved a fish,
A foreign representative,
What would I learn of the universe,
Walking in circles around the forest?

Lovers are travelers; travel is painful,
A process for practical purpose not gainful.
The bears advise me to go to work
Collecting honey. You'll rise and retire
Quicker the sooner committed to life
Afoot like you were made for.

Love in the sea for a land-dwelling creature
Will open his eyes like a pig in a jacket.
What is he doing, attending the meeting?
Everyone laughs at the fool he is.

Mixing worlds is uncomfortable
And doesn't make sense like a Dadaist life,
A stupid approach to a nothing goal,
Discouraged by world who does not need it.

Your wallet attacks you with practical sense.
The life you can take is limitless.
The courage you need is buried deep,
Discouraged by steady scrutiny.

Common sense is the killer term.
You dream of fulfillment, sickened by what you bring home
Every morning the pellets of honey
Are far too sweet. You crave another.

Born in a bear's firm overcoat
You contain a star or anemone
Longing forever for taste of the sea,
To a lifetime of not to find but seek.

What is stopping you if you know
That wherever you go you are always alone?
Look in the mirror again, fine human.
You crush yourself with the path you choose.

Every day you walk somebody's life
While yours awaits inside.
Every day your parents say; every day your teeth decay.
Every day your body weighs
A little more.
You steal your freedom in these moments, in these thoughts,
Inside these wishes.

Love the mermaid more and more and never let her go.


3/12/14
PhantomPhace
Written by PhantomPhace
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Author's Note
A jump forward in time, but I wanted to share this one now.
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