Am I a mermaid?
For surely I can’t be real.
For I have had to drown and dowse myself in holy water for so long…
Tired of feeling the callous hands of men
I would rather feel the water overtake me
Drowning out all sound
all visions and the ensuing illusions.
For surely only a mystical creature can endure these hardships
Experiences so heart wrenching and ethereal in their happenings
That one begins to feel this must be all make believe.
A fairy tale told to deter the careless little girl
But see, even the little girl wishes she was a mermaid – for she too has memories she wishes to drown.