A cavern shelters me from sun, I dream my dream there is but one. I dream of you. Far away across the sea I wonder ... do you dream of me I wish I knew.
An oyster shell holds treasures dear, long tresses wet, I pull it near reach for my comb. I sit upon my silver tail, not content with sparkling scale nor with my home.
A childlike pout reforms my lip I peek outside and see your ship close my eyes to make a wish. A human being is what I'd be not a mermaid in the sea anger mounts I throw my dish.
Pearls flung far they hit the wall soon hot tears begin to fall. big brown eyes have come to look. She wants to go but stays instead. Watching me with tilted head. An image from a child's book.
Sunlight signals end of day, she flaps her tail, then swims away coming back to stay nearby. Ocean beckons and I pay heed not by desire, alas by need my mermaid half is growing dry.
I have daydreamed far too long my heart now sings its sirens song its high pitched notes now call to you. A splash of water wets my tail through briney tears I see your sail bidding my dream a soft adieu.