Contests

Part-Mermaid

[Because writing and reading are keeping me grounded in the wild madness that is swirling around us.]

Part-Mermaid
By vanessa shields

I know I am part mermaid
when I deep-dive into
the crisp-cold water
of lake erie
my hands stacked
my arms outstretched
my torso curving to meet
the gentle bends of
the sandy bottom
my legs tight-muscled
my feet pointed
pumping
the water propelling
me forward
my skin slick
with memory

my breath
reaching
for
home

 

To submit your own poem:

https://penableme.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/poetry-thursday-competition-2/

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