Pressure on her body dark and blue
Fins flap, scaly tail
All she wanted to do was breathe air
From the surface
Where the sun shone bright.
She fell in love with a man from land
Beautiful faces and big manly hands
But he never asked her questions when they went on dates
She could not talk, but why not ask?
She could draw a picture and write out words
But he didn’t care.
He just wanted to do his hair
And fix his clothes.
He was so vain.
Soon he became a giant pain.
He could not marry her
Because he wanted to marry the girl who saved him
From a shipwreck
He was too stupid to see
That it was she.
She broke up with him and
Got back her tail.
Why live on land when the ocean has more depth
Than the people who live on the surface?
She lived 250 more years
On her 300 birthday she died
Dissolving into sea foam like the rest of her sisters
Laid to rest in the ocean and always her own merwoman.