January 5, 2016

Brother of the Sirens by Linda M. Crate

lost in the chaos of your eyes
i see the sirens luring
sailors to sleep,
but i cannot look away from the
there's this morbid
where do the sailors go when
they stop dreaming?
i've sailed a thousand stories with you,
and they all end the same
in tragedy;
and i understand why there are sirens
dancing in your eyes
because you are their brother
luring all the land girls to their deaths
except me—
my song is a frequency you couldn't understand
i always wanted to be a mermaid
so they protect me
from men like you and all their wicked sisters.

Linda M. Crate is the author of the Magic Series and has many poems, short stories, reviews, and essays published both online and in print. 

1 comment:

  1. Charmingly put. May there always be protections!