she is like the sea, she sails these lonely nights with me

by Rachel Lynch in


Today, I feel like a mermaid and I tell everyone I am. I've emerged from the sea with shells and jewels in my hair. My long locks of sea-washed glory cascade down my back and show their shiny waves under the covers. I've got jewels hanging from my ears and shells around my neck. Oh, how I long to dive into the blue ocean with my deep sea casanova. Getting lost in the waves and feeling the pressures of the waters move the spirit of the ages.

He is like the sea, my beautiful little sea song. I tried to help him swim along but I wasn't concentrated. I promised to never let him sink but if I hold tight, he'll wash over me. Regardless of all my resistance, I like that he sails with me.

“A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.”

- William Butler Yeats

I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song; And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. - William Shakespeare

And if I hold tight, he'll wash over me.