Dolphins And Mermaids
your breathless pools of blue
by Eila Mahima Jaipaul
are returned to the ocean
where you were born
among the mermaids and dolphins.
they sing to you
in your time of need
like I once did.
now vanished like the rest of the foam on the beach.
fleeting moments of joy, lapping lazily, suddenly surpassed by beauty.
the outgoing wave washes away.
resolutely taking with it all that it had initially
and then carrying off more from the shore.
it circles around my toes.
rushing past, like the wind.
on it, I can hear the dolphins and mermaids calling you back.