the little mermaid #3

Here’s a little girl. She wears red shoes.

The Mermaid sees: oh, scarlet treats of freedom!

‘Mummy, take a photo.’ She is beaming.

An artist – ‘Aye, this sculpture is my muse.’

Here’s a family of three; ‘Don’t, don’t slip.’

‘You go. Your father has a troubled hip.’

Great big eyes – they crawl on her,

Eyes with many feet, eyes with claws and fur.

Nobody must see – nobody must see me look.

Nobody can know – no-one cares what land-men took.

Stuck between two bitter seas, I am.

And all I want is on the brown green land.

To live and love, with him who once was true –

His absence daily cuts me through and through.

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