Did you know you were a mermaid
When you fell overboard into the deep?
Or did you lash about the raging sea
Struggling for survival?
Reaching vainly for the boat
Swimming, struggling for the shore
Clinging onto rocks
Until, hands bruised and bleeding,
You yield, let go.
And with all lost
All strength gone
You sank into the darkness
And knew.... 

Renee Breslin PVM