• Ali Isaac

Merman | A Poem

Updated: Feb 27

I, the Fisher Girl

and you, my greatest prize.

You lie, wet and shining,

in the bottom of my boat,

weak, frail, spent.

You are dying.

Caught in my net, trapped too long.

You flounder feebly in the bilge.

You open your mouth,

whistle, like a dolphin, or a bird.

Accusations I half understand.

I give you back to the ocean,

watch you drift away,

each of us in our element

both gasping like fish out of water.

#fishing #boat #ocean #poetry #merman #poem #fishingnets

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I recently graduated from Maynooth University with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History with a Special Interest in Irish Cultural Heritage. Here is where I write about my passions...


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