heart flutter lures the undertow,
vortex of uncertainty;
liquid floods every pore
doubt my own veracity.
sinking fast i feel the shock
cold water turns blue to black,
seaweed grapples to my limbs
mermaid mummy i descend.

i round the corners of my mind
reasons found to pursue
yet i yearn to be the one
for whom your love i can’t refuse

shackled at the waters depth
i linger on the ocean floor
realize, i submerged myself
promise, i shall no more.


© Eliza Alys Young

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Eliza Alys Young, aka CreativEliza, is a free spirit, world traveler, creative expert, and part of multicultural family… Eliza shares her time between the US, Dominican Republic and beyond. When she is not caring for her high-energy kids, writing her poetry or for her blog, creating art or cooking up a storm, she is designing for her own company, Design Intense.

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