Mermaid for a Moment

By: Paige Bergan

Sunbeam, slices of wet light
The coral reef filled with dreams
glossy fish murmur-
swirling, swishing, swimming
envy of the rainbow
crimson, sapphire, persimmon, lime
Colors never seen by human eyes before
Ebony hair dances, harmony to the waves
Flipping on her back
gaze through the cobalt
sparkling and insubstantial doorway between worlds
Drifting below her solid home
this speechless shattered kaleidoscope.
Almost belonging, surrendering blue
Mermaid for a moment