Because I have so many searching for this one… I’m glad it’s a favorite 😀
A mermaid’s last night on land, dancing in the arms of her Prince…
Rippling fire tears the flesh of my newfound legs,
Burning searing, blazing.
I’m surprised that my skin hasn’t blackened and split open,
Wide and ugly.
A thousand sharp shards prick mercilessly
Beneath the petal-soft surface,
Insistent and urgent, until I want to fall,
Down to the ground and cry my pain
To the loving sea.
But I am strong.
I stand tall and straight,
And I dance through the pain for him,
My prince…my love.
He bows to me and extends an exquisite hand,
My heart stops and I smile through the tears,
As he folds me in his arms.
It is a beautiful agony.
We dance, but my steps aren’t yet sure,
And sometimes I falter;
But he always catches me and holds me tight.
Anchoring me to…
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