#187 (mermaid’s tears)

I can’t deny, no need to pry

but do I bow my head in shame?

hidden behind fake scales and glitter

I played along a deathly game


sinister beauty fading charm

but this one’s clearly not unarmed

it never fades, it shines and sparkles

undecaying albeit soon darkles

to look like creatures from the sea

I stole away from those who flee

once they meet our mortal gazes


inside the maze of  vanity

some drops I stole of liquid gold

cruel faces of humanity

beyond a story rarely told

my life in circles some absurd

as mermaid’s cries vanish unheard


their tears I took and spilled away

the gutter drank and drank and drank

its thirst unclenched my face still dank

under that spell my skin turned grey

27th December



    1. Thank you! Yeah, battle poetry is something that intrigues me as well. But not in the literal sense, I want to fuel people into action, not into fights.

      I’m sometimes inspired by the strict structure of sonnets but I tend to adapt it, because it is really hard to follow and can be limiting sometimes.

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