angels and mermaids

angels and mermaids by Carolina Sartor

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angels and mermaids

angels fly high and mermaids swim deep
neither murmurs a discordant sound
until the human truth betrays them
when they drift too close to the ground

when they drift too close to the ground
it is possible to tentatively find one
and carefully nurse her back to health
with the aid of a gently benign sun

with the aid of a gently benign sun
and love he restores her fully to life
but although she is everything he desires
he refuses to make her his wife

he refuses to make her his wife
he understands she will soon wither and weep
and so he sets her free because
angels fly high and mermaids swim deep

you cannot love
a butterfly
by pinning it to a wall

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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One Response to angels and mermaids

  1. Very excellent! I loved this.
    Scott

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