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Tuesday, April 12, 2016


A mermaid sat
upon the rocks
singing to the reef.

On days the sun
was shining, her smiles
were filled with teeth.

On days the rain
was splashing, her songs
were filled with grief.

   I read something today about a "mermaid mind."  I thought this a lovely reference to wild and fanciful thinking.  Perfect for muse stirring poetry.  Great for dreaming.  What do you dream about?  Can you write a poem today about dreaming? 

Between dreaming and reality, I think I'll take the dream.