Siren


The siren unhanded me from captivity
Its coy coming was a conundrum, a bewitching one at that
Its beckoning broke through the bravado, cunning craft of domination
A taste of drowning, tossing, turning
The power of seas and dreams did it have?

The first departure was welcomed and ensured
Only fleeting relief came of a life lived unperturbed
Yearning, longing of a glance once more
Tempting, tantalizing, terrifying
More and more

I actively sought its return, nothing else would do
There it was, scintillating in the water
An angel's eyes, a demon's grin
I relinquished myself, I immersed myself

We danced and I chanced
Yet she released me
Forlorn and forgotten, I set the sails toward a gray horizon

The siren unhanded me from captivity
A most unwanted mercy

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