Mermaid’s Breath of Life

In response to the prompt Write a poem about a mermaid.

I met a lovely maiden once,
While drowning in the sea.
I was thrashing like a dunce,
And she was watching me.

When finally my limbs grew tired
And limply I slipped under,
She caught me before I expired,
From sea withheld its plunder.

Since all my air had long been spent,
At last I let it go.
The ocean goddess then gave vent
In fathoms far below.

I breathed again, with great relief,
As we swam toward the air.
The gift of life, from mermaid’s queef,
This drowning man had spared.

Though that was many journeys back,
The memory’s not stale.
While she looked good above the crack,
The best part was the tail.

 

P.S.  I finally used the word “queef”.

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