(I wrote this, 6 Aug 2011, on the closing of a beautiful warm summer day, with cooling breezes softly caressing the tender leaves in my Dry World—no rain today!)
*** A MERMAID'S TALE ***
IF I were a Mermaid, I would sit on a coral perch
and tend my garden of waterweeds.
Perceptions of the Dry World above -- Mute,
as the serene waters enclose me in my liquid cocoon.
My Cousins flashing silver among the coral,
as they dance a water ballet to the trumpeting music of seashells.
IF I were a Mermaid -- Safe and Happy
and Content in my Watery World.
[PHOTO SOURCE: GOOGLE online images]