Pamela Horowitz


Mermaid - Poem by Pamela Horowitz

MERMAID

cloying cloistering
clinging through
fear of winning
through tears
of spinning
those fears
winning

never a
day to
stray from
thought

never a stream
to carry one
through
swimmingly
to another's
ship

to drip the
drops of
water...
fear

to mount
the tops
of mountains...
clear

the streams
of thoughts
tossed and
turned

around
around
upside
downside

so many
times she
cried

to win.
swimming
the downward
strokes of
the hope
that
swirled
and
swirled

spitting
her out
and up
the cog

of the wheel
whirling upwards
the hope
falling
towards
backwards
falls< br>back

upwards
soothing
cracks
of claws
that clay
had dried

in stillness
she cried
she swam
past those
that damned
her

to sway
in darkness
the dark night
fell and quelled

hearts desire
flames flicking
fickle

the earth
the hell
the earth
the sand

slipping through
splashing through
her palm
her stroke of
true luck

in having
saved herself
in having
saved herself

she saved
always
saved

although
the sea
could see

truth be
told
she had
always
believed

her ships
bow to
safety
spun
letting
go
letting
go

is not
loss
letting go
is freedom

found
found
splashing
the drowning
up past
the rocks

to safety
to collide
to swell
floating
never to
drift her
ships
come
in

Topic(s) of this poem: insight, journey, love

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about Mermaid by Pamela Horowitz

  • Jazib Kamalvi (7/31/2017 11:27:00 PM)

    A nice poetic imagination, Pamela. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2017



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