The Mermaid in the Net

mermaid in a net

It was you who drug me
Out of the doldrums of my life
Wind would not carry me
Nor the tide

Stagnant, I moved in endless circles
Washed over 1000 times
By storms of the past
Til one day
You caught me in your net
And hauled me in.

A mermaid,
Without a tale
I was a sorry mess.
I was sinking to the bottom
Twenty fathoms below

Drooling seawater
As my heart began to beat again
You touched my brow,
I found I could feel again.

All my flailing had been for naught
Until the net you cast,
Brought an end to my wandering.
I would lay in the hold of your boat forever
As you brought me back to land.

There to dry out
To feel the wind blow
To feel the sunlight on my face
Peel the seaweed from my face
And rinse the salt from my hair

I was safe there
With you.
Forevermore would be.
Because you saved me
From being lost at sea.

7 responses to “The Mermaid in the Net

  1. Deb, you brought these words to life:

    “I was a sorry mess.
    I was sinking to the bottom
    Twenty fathoms below

    Drooling seawater
    As my heart began to beat again
    You touched my brow,
    I found I could feel again.

    All my flailing had been for naught
    Until the net you cast,
    Brought an end to my wandering”

    This is beautiful!

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